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Books in Forensics

Our forensic science titles are essential reading for students and professionals, and cover a range of foundational and advanced topics across forensic pathology, forensic chemistry, forensic serology, forensic victimology, forensic toxicology, forensic anthropology, and forensic testing, among others

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Forensic Serology

  • 1st Edition
  • November 11, 2024
  • Shanan S. Tobe
  • English
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Forensic Serology provides a comprehensive and complete synopsis of forensic serology. The book includes background information on different biological substances that can be detected, how the serological tests work, what the testing looks like, how to interpret the results, and what those results tell us. Coverage includes all aspects of serological testing, including basic presumptive testing, confirmatory testing, and new methods of testing, such as mRNA, methylation, proteomics, and much more. The book is written at a level that anyone with basic knowledge of science can fully understand, thus filling a gap in the market.

Methodological and Technological Advances in Death Investigations

  • 1st Edition
  • December 5, 2023
  • Ann H Ross + 1 more
  • English
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Methodological and Technological Advances in Death Investigations: Application and Case Studies focuses on advancements in both methods and technology in death investigations. Specifically, in the areas of latent fingerprints, facial recognition, wildlife forensics, using aerial vehicles and 3D-ID. The combination of national and international authors and a discussion of the state of forensic science over a decade after the National Academies 2009 Report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, further highlights the boundaries, limitations and context in which these newer technologies and applications act synergistically to enhance forensic science.

A Blueprint for Implementing Best Practice Procedures in a Digital Forensic Laboratory

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 9, 2023
  • David Lilburn Watson + 1 more
  • English
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Digital Forensic Processing and Procedures: Meeting the Requirements of ISO 17020, ISO 17025, ISO 27001 and Best Practice Requirements, Second Edition provides a one-stop shop for a set of procedures that meet international best practices and standards for handling digital evidence during its complete lifecycle. The book includes procedures, forms and software, providing anyone who handles digital evidence with a guide to proper procedures throughout chain of custody--from incident response straight through to analysis in the lab. This book addresses the whole lifecycle of digital evidence.

Forensic Victimology

  • 3rd Edition
  • July 1, 2023
  • Brent E. Turvey
  • English
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Forensic Victimology: Examining Violent Crimes in Investigative and Legal Contexts, Third Edition introduces criminologists and criminal investigators to the idea of systematically gathering and examining victim information for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. The book continues the legacy of the first two editions with both theoretical and applied coverage of the subject of victimology. The specific applications discussed remain investigative and provide legal venues designed to assist investigators and forensic examiners with the task of performing victimological assessments. Sections delve into the areas of femicide and mass shootings, which are global problems that further emphasize related casework and research.

Chemical Analysis for Forensic Evidence

  • 1st Edition
  • November 23, 2022
  • Arian van Asten
  • English
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Chemical Analysis for Forensic Evidence provides readers with the fundamental framework of forensic analytical chemistry, describing the entire process, from crime scene investigation to evidence sampling, laboratory analysis, quality aspects, and reporting and testifying in court. In doing so, important principles and aspects are demonstrated through the various forensic expertise areas in which analytical chemistry plays a key role, including illicit drugs, explosives, toxicology, fire debris analysis and microtraces such as gunshot residues, glass and fibers. This book illuminates the underlying practical framework that governs how analytical chemistry is used in practice by forensic experts to solve crime. Arian van Asten utilizes a hands-on approach with numerous questions, examples, exercises and illustrations to help solidify key concepts and teach them in an engaging way.

Craniofacial Anatomy and Forensic Identification

  • 1st Edition
  • September 24, 2022
  • Gloria Nusse
  • English
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Our bodies record what happens to us physically throughout our lives. This is illustrated by the simple appearance of scars from injuries sustained years, and even decades ago. Evidence such as scars also tells us how we used our joints or may have injured them as children and adults. Our bodies conform to the environment in which we live, both outside and inside. By examining and observing these key clues, a forensic investigator can reveal the unique character that tells the story of a person’s life and death. Craniofacial Anatomy and Forensic Identification is an atlas that covers all aspects of facial reconstruction and anatomy of the head and neck, such as facial expression and the anatomic basis for facial development, along with the effects of muscle movement. Written by a world-renowned forensic artist with decades of experience as a scientific illustrator as well as a portraitist, anthropologist, and lecturer in anatomy and biology, the author is as much a scientist as an artist.

Criminal Psychology

  • 1st Edition
  • June 29, 2022
  • Brent E. Turvey + 1 more
  • English
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Criminal Psychology: Forensic Examination Protocols is a compact practitioner’s guide to essential forensic concepts and protocols related to the evaluation and assessment of crime and criminals. The sections cover: Fundamentals, Understanding Criminal Behavior and Criminal Assessments. Written for forensic criminologists and psychologists, this reference provides genuine insight into real criminal behaviors using real life casework to bridge theory and practice. This guide can also be used in the classroom.

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

  • 1st Edition
  • October 27, 2021
  • Paulo Barbosa Marques + 2 more
  • English
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Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior: Current Trends and Challenges fills a gap in the market by covering new topics and angles not addressed in other literature. The book's authors approach the interaction of psychopathy with different types of crime, reflecting on comorbidity with other disorders, symptoms and emotional function. In addition to examining questions of prevention and treatment, they present new developments with solid theory and scientific evidence, also addressing forensic realities. This is a must-have guide for practitioners, students or anyone interested in psychopathy, criminal behavior and the various avenues of treatment.

Police Psychology

  • 1st Edition
  • September 16, 2021
  • Paulo Barbosa Marques + 1 more
  • English
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Police Psychology: New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science is a relatively new specialty that can be broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to assist law enforcement. This publication aims to bring together the contributions of some of the most prolific authors in the field to bridge the gap between the knowledge base of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers regarding the interface of psychological sciences and law enforcement.

Mass Identifications

  • 1st Edition
  • April 19, 2021
  • Daniel Kling + 3 more
  • English
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Mass Identifications: Statistical Methods in Forensic Genetics summarizes the state-of-the-art in the field, including methods and recent development in genetics (sequencing). The book's authors focus on practical applications and implementation, helping readers determine how to approach the problem to identify individuals using DNA and statistically summarize evidence. Written by leading experts in the field for forensic scientists, geneticists, forensic anthropologists, and pathologists working with identifications, the book is ideal for scientists and practitioners in many areas.