Pioneers in Forensic Science

Pioneers in Forensic Science
Author: Kelly M. Pyrek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN: 1498785301
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers in Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and more. Previously unpublished interviews with these pioneers in the field, expressly undertaken for the purposes this book, examine the last 30 years—past trends that have shaped the field—as well as current and emerging trends that have, and will shape, the future of forensic science.

Pioneers in Forensic Science

Pioneers in Forensic Science
Author: Kelly M. Pyrek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN: 1351655868
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers in Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and more. Previously unpublished interviews with these pioneers in the field, expressly undertaken for the purposes this book, examine the last 30 years—past trends that have shaped the field—as well as current and emerging trends that have, and will shape, the future of forensic science.

Ralph F Turner a Criminal Forensic Scientist Pioneer

Ralph F  Turner  a Criminal Forensic Scientist Pioneer
Author: Frederick L. Honhart
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN: 1527550486
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ralph F Turner a Criminal Forensic Scientist Pioneer Book Excerpt:

The book discusses the pioneering contributions of Ralph Turner to the field of forensic science. He was a founder of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the leading professional organization in the field. His work in developing standards for driving and alcohol was also the basis for drunk driving laws in the United States. Turner established the Crime Laboratory at the Kansas City Police Department in the 1930s and ‘40s, before moving to Michigan State University, where he helped establish the School of Criminal Justice, one of the top such programs in the United States. Along with Michigan State University, he worked in South Vietnam on a highly controversial effort to support the South Vietnamese government. He was also one of the first persons to question the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President Kennedy and was on the Robert F. Kennedy review panel.

Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics Second Edition

Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics  Second Edition
Author: Howard A. Harris,Henry C. Lee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN: 1498757987
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This Second Edition of the best-selling Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics presents the practice of forensic science from a broad viewpoint. The book has been developed to serve as an introductory textbook for courses at the undergraduate level—for both majors and non-majors—to provide students with a working understanding of forensic science. The Second Edition is fully updated to cover the latest scientific methods of evidence collection, evidence analytic techniques, and the application of the analysis results to an investigation and use in court. This includes coverage of physical evidence, evidence collection, crime scene processing, pattern evidence, fingerprint evidence, questioned documents, DNA and biological evidence, drug evidence, toolmarks and fireams, arson and explosives, chemical testing, and a new chapter of computer and digital forensic evidence. Chapters address crime scene evidence, laboratory procedures, emergency technologies, as well as an adjudication of both criminal and civil cases utilizing the evidence. All coverage has been fully updated in all areas that have advanced since the publication of the last edition. Features include: Progresses from introductory concepts—of the legal system and crime scene concepts—to DNA, forensic biology, chemistry, and laboratory principles Introduces students to the scientific method and the application of it to the analysis to various types, and classifications, of forensic evidence The authors’ 90-plus years of real-world police, investigative, and forensic science laboratory experience is brought to bear on the application of forensic science to the investigation and prosecution of cases Addresses the latest developments and advances in forensic sciences, particularly in evidence collection Offers a full complement of instructor's resources to qualifying professors Includes full pedagogy—including learning objectives, key terms, end-of-chapter questions, and boxed case examples—to encourage classroom learning and retention Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics, Second Edition, will serve as an invaluable resource for students in their quest to understand the application of science, and the scientific method, to various forensic disciplines in the pursuit of law and justice through the court system. An Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank and Chapter PowerPoint® slides are available upon qualified course adoption.

Encyclopedia of Forensic Science

Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
Author: Suzanne Bell
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1438118805
Category: Forensic sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

Presents an alphabetical encyclopedia of the forensic science principles used in investigating crime scenes and suspects.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science
Author: Ron Fridell
Publsiher: Lerner Publications
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 0822559358
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

Describes the kinds of trace evidence forensic scientists can use to track down and identify criminals and how such evidence is collected and analyzed, and offers examples of cases in which forensic science was used.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science
Author: Stuart H. James,Jon J. Nordby Ph.D.,Suzanne Bell,Lana J Williams
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN: 143985386X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

Covering a range of fundamental topics essential to modern forensic investigation, the fourth edition of the landmark text Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques presents contributions from experts in the field who discuss case studies from their own personal files. This edition has been thoroughly updated to r

Forensic Science

Forensic Science
Author: Christopher Lawless
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN: 131764252X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

This book addresses a significant gap in the literature and provides a comprehensive overview of the sociology of forensic science. Drawing on a wealth of international research and case studies, this book explores the intersection of science, technology, law and society and examines the production of forensic knowledge. This book explores a range of key topics such as: The integration of science into police work and criminal investigation, The relationship between law and science, Ethical and social issues raised by new forensic technology including DNA analysis, Media portrayals of forensic science, Forensic policy and the international agenda for forensic science. This book is important and compelling reading for students taking a range of courses, including criminal investigation, policing, forensic science, and the sociology of science and technology.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science
Author: Lisa Yount
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 160413061X
Category: Criminal investigation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

Profiles thirteen notable scientists in the field of forensics, discussing their research, accomplishments, ethical and professional contributions. Includes photographs, illustrations, chronology of notable events, glossary, and a list of resources.

The Global Practice of Forensic Science

The Global Practice of Forensic Science
Author: Douglas H. Ubelaker
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-02-16
ISBN: 111872416X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Practice of Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

The Global Practice of Forensic Science presents histories, issues, patterns, and diversity in the applications of international forensic science. Written by 64 experienced and internationally recognized forensic scientists, the volume documents the practice of forensic science in 28 countries from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Each country’s chapter explores factors of political history, academic linkages, the influence of individual cases, facility development, types of cases examined, integration within forensic science, recruitment, training, funding, certification, accreditation, quality control, technology, disaster preparedness, legal issues, research and future directions. Aimed at all scholars interested in international forensic science, the volume provides detail on the diverse fields within forensic science and their applications around the world.

Solving Crimes

Solving Crimes
Author: Ron Fridell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780531117217
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solving Crimes Book Excerpt:

Profiles the work of six individuals whose work shaped the field of forensic science: Alphonse Bertillon, Edward Henry, Karl Landsteiner, Edmond Locard, Clyde Snow, and Alec Jeffreys.

Forensic Science A Very Short Introduction

Forensic Science  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Jim Fraser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 0199558051
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

Forensic science is a subject of wide fascination. What happens at a crime scene? How does DNA profiling work? How can it help solve crimes that happened 20 years ago? In forensic science, a criminal case can often hinge on a piece of evidence such as a hair, a blood trace, half a footprint, or a tyre mark. High profile cases such as the Stephen Lawrence enquiry and the Madeleine McCann case have attracted enormous media attention and enhanced this interest in recent years. However, the public understanding of forensic science is poor, and largely based on TV shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which exploit high-tech imagery for dramatic effect. Forensic science is a complex activity at the interface of science and law. However, it also deals with real life issues and its results are interpreted within unique situations. Complex scientific findings must be considered carefully, dispassionately, and communicated with clarity, simplicity, and precision. In this Very Short Introduction, Jim Fraser introduces the concept of forensic science and explains how it is used in the investigation of crime. He begins at the crime scene itself, explaining the principles and processes of crime scene management. He explores how forensic scientists work; from the reconstruction of events to laboratory examinations. He considers the techniques they use, such as fingerprinting, and goes on to highlight the immense impact DNA profiling has had. Providing examples from forensic science cases in the UK, US, and other countries, he considers the techniques and challenges faced around the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

History of Forensic Medicine

History of Forensic Medicine
Author: Burkhard Madea
Publsiher: Lehmanns Media
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 386541205X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Forensic Medicine Book Excerpt:

Forensic Medicine is an old medical discipline defined as “that science, which teaches the application of every branch of medical knowledge to the purpose of the law” (Alfred Swaine Taylor). Forensic Medicine deals with medical evidence not only in practice but also in research and furthermore all legal essentials in health care especially for doctors are part of teaching, training and research. Several steps in the development of Forensic Medicine can be distinguished: At first the use of medical knowledge for legal and public purposes.Secondly the compulsory medical testimony for the guidance of judges.Thirdly the professionalization as an own academic discipline. The development and existence of a speciality of Forensic Medicine depends essentially on two factors: on a sufficiently high development of the law and on a sufficiently high development of medicine. The period of professionalization of Forensic Medicine as an own academic discipline started in the 19th century, especially in Paris, Vienna, London, Edin­burgh, Berlin. Since than the world has changed dramatically and we are now witnesses of a rapid, deep-rooted social cultural, legal and technological trans­formation. Already 40 years ago Professor Bernhard Knight wrote in a survey on legal medicine in Europe: “In all aspects of life, the exchange of information on an inter­national level can do nothing but good and legal medicine is no exception.” This book on the History of Forensic Medicine is an approach in this direction. Forensic Medicine has a long and rich tradition since medical expertise has to face legal ques­tions and new questions and developments raised by the society. The aim of this book is to address the state of Forensic Medicine in different coun­tries worldwide. With contributions from Europe, China, Japan, the United States and the United Arabic Emirates.

HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory

HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory
Author: John M. Collins
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 0128013621
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory Book Excerpt:

HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory: A 21st Century Approach to Effective Crime Lab Leadership introduces the profession of forensic science to human resource management, and vice versa. The book includes principles of HR management that apply most readily, and most critically, to the practice of forensic science, such as laboratory operations, staffing and assignments, laboratory relations and high impact leadership. A companion website hosts workshop PowerPoint slides, a forensic HR newsletter and other important HR strategies to assist the reader. Provides principles of HR management that readily apply to the practice of forensic science Covers and emphasizes the knowledge necessary to make HR management in the forensic science laboratory effective, such as technical standards and practices, laboratory structures and work units, and quality system management Includes an online website that hosts workshop PowerPoint slides, a forensic HR newsletter and other important HR strategies

Professional Issues in Forensic Science

Professional Issues in Forensic Science
Author: Max M. Houck
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN: 0128006234
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Issues in Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

Professional Issues in Forensic Science will introduce students to various topics they will encounter within the field of Forensic Science. Legal implications within the field will focus on expert witness testimony and procedural rules defined by both legislative statute and court decisions. These decisions affect the collection, analysis, and court admissibility of scientific evidence, such as the Frye and Daubert standards and the Federal Rules of Evidence. Existing and pending Forensic Science legislation will be covered, including laws governing state and national DNA databases. Ethical concerns stemming from the day-to-day balancing of competing priorities encountered by the forensic student will be discussed. Such competing priorities may cause conflicts between good scientific practice and the need to expedite work, meet legal requirements, and satisfy client’s wishes. The role of individual morality in Forensic Science and competing ethical standards between state and defense experts will be addressed. Examinations of ethical guidelines issued by various professional forensic organizations will be conducted. Students will be presented with examples of ethical dilemmas for comment and resolution. The management of crime laboratories will provide discussion on quality assurance/quality control practices and the standards required by the accreditation of laboratories and those proposed by Scientific Working Groups in Forensic Science. The national Academy of Sciences report on Strengthening Forensic Science will be examined to determine the impact of the field. Professional Issues in Forensic Science is a core topic taught in forensic science programs. This volume will be an essential advanced text for academics and an excellent reference for the newly practicing forensic scientist. It will also fit strategically and cluster well with our other forensic science titles addressing professional issues. Introduces readers to various topics they will encounter within the field of Forensic Science Covers legal issues, accreditation and certification, proper analysis, education and training, and management issues Includes a section on professional organizations and groups, both in the U.S. and Internationally Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion question and additional reading suggestions

Science Versus Crime

Science Versus Crime
Author: Max M. Houck
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438118872
Category: Criminal investigation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Versus Crime Book Excerpt:

This book provides an insider's look at how crimes are solved with the help of forensic science.

Fisher Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation First International Edition

Fisher Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation First International Edition
Author: William J. Tilstone,Michael L. Hastrup,Camilla Hald
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN: 1439817057
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fisher Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation First International Edition Book Excerpt:

Barry Fisher‘s Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation has long been considered the "bible" of the crime-solving profession, drawing from the author‘s 40-year career in forensic science, including his time spent as the crime laboratory director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff‘s Department. Now for the first time, com

Veterinary Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences

Veterinary Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences
Author: Jason H. Byrd,Patricia Norris,Nancy Bradley-Siemens
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-07-19
ISBN: 1351348590
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veterinary Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences Book Excerpt:

While there are several recent books on this emerging field, Veterinary Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences sets the bar, covering all relevant aspects in a succinct, easy-to-read, comprehensive format designed to be taught in a single-semester course. Intended to be the premier textbook on veterinary forensic sciences, the book covers the application of veterinary forensic medicine to cases, including the medical perspective as well as law enforcement response, crime scene management, and evidence recovery issues. Coverage includes the scientific and legal principles for veterinary forensic evidence. This clearly delineates it from veterinary-only practices, since the forensic aspects present additional challenges that include evidence recovery and preservation, report writing, and maintaining an evidentiary chain of custody, all the way through expert witness testimony. Some emerging topics that are covered include DNA and genetic evidence, entomological evidence in support of veterinary forensics, animal fighting, situational deaths, including poisonings, domestic violence, and cruelty, sharp and blunt force trauma, gunshot and wound ballistics, sexual assault, nonhuman odontology and osteology, and more. Features Details a process for forensic science case management for humane law enforcement agencies Presents multiple chapters on specific types of trauma analysis in animals Provides developments on current trends in forensic entomology as applied to wildlife crime and minimum postmortem interval determinations Explores national and international considerations in combating organized animal fighting Offers DNA applications for wildlife crime and environmental monitoring Outlines current animal and environmental forensic toxicology legal casework This text offers a straightforward presentation of current practices and includes several real-world case examples throughout to illustrate concepts. Fully illustrated with more than 280 full-color images, Veterinary Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences provides the latest in advances and up-to-date field techniques, applicable for student instruction in the classroom and beyond.

Fifty Years of Forensic Science

Fifty Years of Forensic Science
Author: Dr. Niamh Nic Daeid
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-01-19
ISBN: 0470686049
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Years of Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

Over the last half century, the science and practice of forensic science has undergone dramatic changes. Since the early 1960s the technological developments and their application to forensic science have been immense. Not only that, the application of science within a legal context and framework has developed enormously, as has the evaluation of the analytical results obtained. This unique text looks at the changes and challenges within forensic science over the last fifty years through a continuous diary of development witnessed by the editorials and relevant correspondence delivered through the UK Forensic Science Societies’ journal Science and Justice (formally the Journal of the Forensic Science Society). The editorials are divided into sections relating to the developments of forensic practice, the advancement of science, education, legal aspects, forensic science and medicine, the international dimension of forensic science and the interpretation and evaluation of evidence. The text and first two sections are set in context by an introductory chapter written by Professor Brian Caddy examining the future of forensic science. • A key text that traces the historical development of forensic science through reflective editorials published in the journal Science and Justice, and the Journal of the Forensic Science Society • Includes introductory chapter by Professor Brian Caddy • Divided into themed sections to reflect current commentary and debate

The Future of Forensic Science

The Future of Forensic Science
Author: Daniel A. Martell
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-05-13
ISBN: 1119226678
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

Offers a diverse, interdisciplinary, and eye-opening view of the future direction of forensic science This one-of-a-kind book is a collection of content from the Past and Current Presidents of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences—providing readers with all of their forensic science experience, knowledge, insight, and wisdom. It envisions where forensic science will be a decade from now and the impact of these emerging advances on the law (along with our place in it), emphasizing theoretical advances, innovative leads from the laboratory, and emerging technologies. Filled with information from some of the greatest forensic minds of their generation, The Future of Forensic Science covers all of the eleven sections that comprise the AAFS. It discusses new directions in forensic anthropology, and looks at the future of such disciplines as criminalistics, forensic engineering science, forensic psychiatry and behavioral science, forensic toxicology, and forensic document examination. It also touches on the current and future state of digital and multimedia sciences. Contains contributions from an eminent group of forensic science experts Presents a valuable repository of forensic science experience, knowledge, insight, and wisdom Offers an insightful interdisciplinary look at the future of forensic science and how it is changing forensic science for the better Timed to coincide with the NIST forensic science initiative and the OSAC process The Future of Forensic Science is a must-have book for practicing forensic science professionals, academics, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in forensic science. This book is published as part of the AAFS series ‘Forensic Science in Focus’.