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Forensic Science (An Introduction to Scientific Crime Detection)

Forensic Science (An Introduction to Scientific Crime Detection)

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  • Author(s): H.J. Walls
  • Brand: Sweet & Maxwell
  • Edition: 2 Ed South Asian Edition 2015
  • ISBN 13 9789384746476
  • Approx. Pages 257 + Contents
  • Format Paperback
  • Approx. Product Size 24 x 16 cms
  • Delivery Time Normally 7-9 working days
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Description
The purpose and "slant' of this book is still adequately described by the opening paragraphs of the preface to the first edition. However, in preparing the second, the writer has been influenced by the fact that the first, though primarily addressed to non-scientists concerned with law enforcement, provide more successful than he had dared to expect as an introduction to forensic science for those entering it professionally. In this edition, therefore, he has tried--with what success, others must judge--to combine a complete and scientifically acceptable coverage of the field with sufficient elementary explanation to make this comprehensible by readers without a scientific training.
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Contents
1.   Introduction
2.   The Work of the Forensic Science Laboratory
       I.     Crime
       II.    Crime and Science
       III.   Science: A Changing Picture
3.  Contact Traces I—Marks,  Scratches and Physical Fits
       I.    Introduction
       II.    Marks and Scratches
       III.   Casts
       IV.   Some Examples
4.   Contact Traces II—Paint, Glass and Soil
       I.    Paint       
       II.   Glass
       III.   The Breaking of Glass
       IV.   Soil
5.   Other Offences against Property
       I.    Safe-Breaking
       II.   The Identification of Stolen Property
       III.  Detector Powders
6.   Road Accidents
       I.    Hit-and-Run Accidents
       II.    What Caused the Accident?
7.   Chemistry  and  the  Physical Sciences:   Scope  and Problems
       I.    The Chemist's Problems
       II.   Other Physical Sciences
8.   Chemistry: Methods
       I.    The Analytical Revolution
       II.    Methods of Separation
       III.   Electrochemical Measurements
       IV.   Thermal Measurements
       V.    Optical Methods of Analysis
       VI.   Mass Spectrometry
       VII.  Methods using X-Rays and Radioactivity
       VIII. Characteristic X-Rays and the Scanning Electron Microscope
9.   Alcohol and the Driver
       I.    Physiology
       II.   Effects
       III.  Driving
       IV.  The Law
       V.    Analysis: What?
       VI.   Analysis: How?
       VII.  How Much?
10.   Toxicology and Drug Identification
       I.    Introductory
       II.    Classification
       III.    Volatile and Dialysable Poisons; Poisonous Elements
       IV.   Involatile Organic Poisons
       V.    Difficulties and Special Cases
       VI.   Gases and Vapours
       VII.   Drug Identification
11.   Personal Identification
       I.    The Problem
       II.    Personal Appearance, Hair, Bones, Teeth, etc.
       III.   Fingerprints
       IV.   Blood Groups
       V.    A Note on Heredity
12.   Biology I—Blood and Other Body Fluids
       I.    Is it Blood?
       II.   Other Body Fluids
       III.  Species Identification
       IV.   The Identification of Red-Cell Antigenic Blood Groups
       V.    Polymorphic Protein and Enzyme Systems
       VI.   Conclusion
13.   Biology II—Mainly Microscopy
       I.    Equipment
       II.   Textile Fibres                            
       III.   Hairs
       IV.   Other Biological Material
       V.    Sexing                               
14.   Fires  and Explosions
       I.    Fires in General                      
       II.   The Expert at the Scene         
       III.  Spontaneous Combustion
       IV.  Arson                                
       V.   Fatal Fires        
       VI.   Explosions
15.   Firearms
16.   Documents   
       I.    Scope
       II.   Equipment
       III.  The Examination of the Material
       IV.  Handwriting
       V.   Typewriting
17.   Photography
18.   The Scientist In the Witness Box
         Further Reading
        Glossary
         Index
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