Social Science

Forensic Science

An Introduction to Criminalistics

Author: Peter R. De Forest,Robert E. Gaensslen,Henry C. Lee

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070162679

Category: Social Science

Page: 463

View: 1831

This book is a basic textbook for use in college and university forensic science courses at the introductory level in which little or no prior knowledge of science has been assumed. Most of the book is devoted to a careful exploration of the importance of physical evidence and this new edition includes a chapter on DNA.
Law

Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition

Author: David R. Redsicker,John J. O'Connor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 084938155X

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 2031

Did you know. . . . . . that arson has been described as the fastest-growing crime in America? . . . that arson is the most expensive crime committed? . . . that over 8 billion dollars was estimated lost due to fires in 1994? . . . that an estimated 86,000 structure fires of incendiary or suspicious origin were reported in 1994? David Redsicker provides these statistics and much more, including practical methods, information, and advice for investigating these types of crimes, in Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition. Extensively rewritten second edition of this practical manual - More than 40% new material! Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition is a significantly revised, updated, and expanded new edition of this best-selling book in the Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations series, edited by Vernon Geberth. As in the first edition, specific details on the basic principles are presented, and advanced applied techniques for conducting a thorough fire and arson investigation are detailed. New topics covered in the Second Edition include: Extensively rewritten chapters on determining origin and cause, eliminating accidental fire causes, investigating fatal fires and vehicular fires, and documenting the fire/crime scene Fire scene photography using "painting with light" Importance of evidence preservation and analysis in civil litigation of liability and product defects
Law

An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Aric W. Dutelle

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284108147

Category: Law

Page: 646

View: 3781

"An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation" serves to eliminate warped impressions influenced by the media, and clearly identifies and explains the crime scene investigative process, components, methods, and procedures.
Law

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123821665

Category: Law

Page: 2250

View: 7811

Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science’ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists – and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis. This 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics Includes an international collection of contributors The second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based Includes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average Each article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect. Please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com for more information This new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association
Performing Arts

The Silence of the Lambs

Critical Essays on a Cannibal, Clarice, and a Nice Chianti

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277866

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

View: 2422

The Silence of the Lambs: Critical Essays on a Cannibal, Clarice, and a Nice Chianti brings together scholarship from across the disciplines to examine not only themes commonly associated with the film—such as gender, cannibalism, and psychopathy—but also unexpected themes such as the film’s use of humor, language, and forensic science, as well as issues of Orientalism and classism. Each of the essays offers a new perspective on a film that both audiences and scholars relate to as a cultural touchstone. In addition, chapters on critical historiography, the film’s role in popular culture, genre evolution, as well as its critical reception, offer contemporary readers a “big picture” perspective on the film.
Social Science

Explaining crime

Author: Gwynn Nettler

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 6437

Monographic series

Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

View: 9495

Criminal justice, Administration of

NIJ Reports

A Selective Notification of Information Program of the National Institute of Justice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: N.A

View: 9132

Law

The utilization of criminalistics services by the police

an analysis of the physical evidence recovery process

Author: Joseph L. Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 46

View: 7758

This report discusses the role of the criminalistics operation within the police and criminal investigation subsystems of the total criminal justice system. It details the investigative and evidence retrieval practices of police agencies that significantly restrict the flow of available physical material to the criminalistics laboratory for examination; and it analyzes aspects of the police investigative process dealing specifically with the search for, recognition, and collection of potential physical evidence at crime scenes.