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Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Second Edition : Forensic Library - William G. Eckert

Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Second Edition

Forensic Library

Hardcover Published: 13th December 1996
ISBN: 9780849381010
Number Of Pages: 404

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Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is the current edition of this bestselling introductory textbook. Dr. William Eckert, one of the world's foremost authorities in the area of forensic medicine, presents each of the distinct fields that collectively comprise the forensic sciences in a logical, relatively non-technical fashion.
Each chapter is written by a well-known expert in his/her respective field, and each specialty area is thoroughly treated. When appropriate, the various methods of applying these sciences in different countries are covered. Heavily illustrated, the Second Edition has been updated to include current procedures and techniques that were not available or usefully developed when the first edition was published.
Features include:

"covers important aspects of forensic sciencefulfils main objectives to give the student or lay person an introduction to various aspects of forensic science." International Journal Legal Medicine, 1999, J12:350

Preface
The Editor
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Forensic Sciencesp. 1
Historical Development of Forensic Sciencesp. 11
The Role of the Forensic Laboratoryp. 33
Forensic Psychiatryp. 57
Scientific Evidence in Courtp. 69
Legal Medicine and Jurisprudencep. 81
Forensic Pathologyp. 93
Forensic Toxicologyp. 107
Questioned Documentsp. 133
Bloodstain Pattern Interpretationp. 167
Serology and DNA Typingp. 233
Forensic Odontologyp. 295
The Scope of Forensic Anthropologyp. 343
Appendixp. 371
Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780849381010
ISBN-10: 0849381010
Series: Forensic Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 13th December 1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition