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Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition): Richard Saferstein Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition)
Richard Saferstein
R1,162 R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Save R236 (20%) In stock

For introductory courses in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation. This best-selling text, written for the non-scientist, is appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, law, and more! Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 11e, strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear and comprehensible to the non-scientist. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. By combining case stories with applicable technology, Criminalistics endeavors to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. A major portion of the text centers on discussions of the common items of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. These chapters include descriptions of forensic analysis, as well as updated techniques for the proper collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes. Particular attention is paid to the meaning and role of probability in interpreting the evidential significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. Teaching and Learning Written by a well-known authority in forensic science, this text introduces the non-scientific student to the field of forensic science. It provides: * Clear and comprehensible writing for the non-scientific student: Makes text appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, and more * Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of forensics and its role in criminal investigation: Captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student * Outstanding pedagogical features: Supports both teaching and learning

When Science Sheds Light on History - Forensic Science and Anthropology (Paperback): Phillipe Charlier When Science Sheds Light on History - Forensic Science and Anthropology (Paperback)
Phillipe Charlier; Contributions by David Alliot; Translated by Isabelle Ruben
R406 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R23 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Did Richard the Lionheart really die from just a crossbow wound, or was there foul play? Who are the two infant children buried in Tutankhamen's tomb? Could a skull found in a tax collector's attic be the long-lost head of Henri IV? In When Science Sheds Light on History, Philippe Charlier, the "Indiana Jones of the graveyards," travels the globe with his forensics team to unravel these and other historic mysteries. To get answers, Charlier looks for clues in medical records, death masks, fingerprints, and bloodstains. He even enlists the help of perfume experts to smell and identify embalming materials. He reconstructs the face of Robespierre and analyzes charred bones attributed to Joan of Arc. He identifies toxic levels of gold in the hair of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henri II, and mercury poisoning in the body of Agnes Sorel, the "most beautiful woman" in fifteenth-century France. Charlier also pieces together the stories of people whose names and lives have long been forgotten. He investigates Stone Age graves, medieval necropolises, and museum collections. Playing the role of both crime scene investigator and forensic anthropologist, Charlier diagnoses a mummy with malaria, an ancient Greek child with Down syndrome, and a stately Roman with encephalitis. He studies accounts of divine cures from antiquity. He determines the origins of preserved heads of the Jivaro and Maori people to help museums return them to their clans. Exploring how our ancestors lived and how they died, the forty cases in this book tackle some of history's most enduring questions and illustrate the power of science to reveal the secrets of the past.

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde - And Other True Crime Stories (Hardcover): Mark Bowden The Case of the Vanishing Blonde - And Other True Crime Stories (Hardcover)
Mark Bowden
R556 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R103 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Mark Bowden, a "master of narrative journalism" (New York Times), comes a true-crime collection both deeply chilling and impossible to put down. Six captivating true-crime stories, spanning Mark Bowden's long and illustrious career, cover a variety of crimes complicated by extraordinary circumstances. Winner of a lifetime achievement award from International Thriller Writers, Bowden revisits in The Case of the Vanishing Blonde some of his most riveting stories and examines the effects of modern technology on the journalistic process. From a story of a campus rape at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 that unleashed a moral debate over the nature of consent when drinking and drugs are involved to three cold cases featuring the inimitable Long Island private detective Ken Brennan and a startling investigation that reveals a murderer within the LAPD's ranks, shielded for twenty six years by officers keen to protect one of their own, these stories are the work of a masterful narrative journalist at work. Gripping true crime from a writer the Washington Post calls "an old pro."

Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony - Reliability through Reform? (Hardcover): Paul Roberts, Michael... Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony - Reliability through Reform? (Hardcover)
Paul Roberts, Michael Stockdale
R3,479 Discovery Miles 34 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book discusses the intense practical and theoretical challenges of forensic science evidence and the pivotal role it plays in modern criminal proceedings. A global team of prominent scholars and practitioners explores the contemporary challenges of forensic science evidence and expert witness testimony from a variety of theoretical, practical and jurisdictional perspectives. Both the methodological integrity and the reliability of forensic science have been questioned in recent official reports and inquiries. The wide-ranging contributions to this book offer thorough and far-reaching explorations of the institutional organisation of forensic science, its epistemological and methodological foundations, and its procedural regulation, applications and evaluation in multiple legal jurisdictions. The development and reform of expert evidence law and procedural regulation are reconsidered from a range of legal and scientific perspectives. Brimming with comparative and interdisciplinary insight, this book also explores the transnational dimensions of contemporary forensic science, assessing its value and appropriate uses as expert evidence in criminal investigations, prosecutions and trials. This contemporary book will be essential reading for scholars, advanced students, practitioners and policymakers concerned with the role of forensic science in the administration of criminal justice.

Atlas of Forensic Pathology - For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys, and Death Investigators (Hardcover, 2012): Joseph A... Atlas of Forensic Pathology - For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys, and Death Investigators (Hardcover, 2012)
Joseph A Prahlow, Roger W. Byard
R17,921 Discovery Miles 179 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Atlas of Forensic Pathology, For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys and Death Investigators" is a Major Reference Work that is specifically is designed for non-pathologists who normally interact with forensic pathologists. Chapters 1 through 6 will provide background information regarding medicine, pathology, forensic pathology, death investigation, cause, manner and mechanism of death, death certification, and anatomy and physiology. The next 3 chapters will deal with general topics within forensic pathology, including the forensic autopsy, postmortem changes and time of death, and body identification. Chapters 10 through 20 will detail the major types of deaths encountered by forensic pathologists, including natural deaths, drug/toxin deaths, blunt force injuries, gunshot wounds, sharp force injuries, asphyxia, drowning, electrocution, temperature-related injuries, burns and fires, and infant/childhood deaths. The final chapter includes brief descriptions dealing with various miscellaneous topics, such as in-custody deaths, homicidal deaths related to underlying natural disease, and artifacts in forensic pathology. This atlas differs from competition in that no atlas currently exists that address material for non-pathologists (detectives, forensic entomologists and pathologists), who normally interact with forensic pathologists. The book will present such images that are or interest to not only forensic pathologists but also of interest to odontology, anthropology, crime scene investigators, fingerprints specialists, DNA specialists and entomologists, etc. The competing atlases present images of interest mostly to medical examiners, forensic pathologists and pathologists and consist mostly of wounds, and trauma with some coverage of diseases. The color photographs will come from the collection of over 50,000 slides in the Adelaide Australia collection and some 100,000 slides from the collection compiled by Dr. Prahlow that includes slides from Cook County, Indianapolis, and North Carolina.

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth - Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo sapiens (Paperback, 2nd... The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth - Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo sapiens (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
G. Richard Scott, Christy G. Turner II, Grant C. Townsend, Maria Martinon-Torres
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record.

Hunting Killers (Paperback): Mark Williams-Thomas Hunting Killers (Paperback)
Mark Williams-Thomas 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

AS SEEN ON ITV'S THIS MORNING

Death has a unique smell. I've been in the presence of people who have killed; I've been in rooms where people have been killed. I've seen the unspeakable things human beings are capable of. None of that puts me off my aim; I want to see those people caught, convicted and sent to jail.

Mark Williams-Thomas is a former police detective and multi-award-winning investigative journalist. He has been at the centre of some of the most high-profile investigations of recent years involving killers and paedophiles.

In this gripping and unflinching book, Mark reveals how he has pieced together these complex cases. Through tireless research and perseverance, Mark takes us on a journey of discovery gathering and pursuing new evidence, earning the trust of silent witnesses and sharing the personal toll this extraordinary job takes on him.

Mark's story is a relentless and inspiring one; it is the story of a life dedicated to justice.

Fundamentals of Analytical Toxicology - Clinical and Forensic (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Robert J. Flanagan, Eva Cuypers, Hans... Fundamentals of Analytical Toxicology - Clinical and Forensic (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Robert J. Flanagan, Eva Cuypers, Hans H. Maurer, Robin Whelpton
R2,907 Discovery Miles 29 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Fundamentals of Analytical Toxicology is an integrated introduction to the analysis of drugs, poisons, and other foreign compounds in biological and related specimens. Assuming only basic knowledge of analytical chemistry, this invaluable guide helps trainee analytical toxicologists understand the principles and practical skills involved in detecting, identifying, and measuring a broad range of compounds in various biological samples. Clear, easy-to-read chapters provide detailed information on topics including sample collection and preparation, spectrophotometric and luminescence techniques, liquid and gas-liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry including hyphenated techniques. This new edition contains thoroughly revised content that reflects contemporary practices and advances in analytical methods. Expanding the scope of the 1995 World Health Organization (WHO) basic analytical toxicology manual, the text includes coverage of separation science, essential pharmacokinetics, xenobiotic absorption, distribution and metabolism, clinical toxicological and substance misuse testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, trace elements and toxic metals analysis, and importantly the clinical interpretation of analytical results. Written by a prominent team of experienced practitioners, this volume: Focuses on analytical, statistical, and pharmacokinetic principles Describes basic methodology, including colour tests and immunoassay and enzyme-based assays Outlines laboratory operations, such as method validation, quality assessment, staff training, and laboratory accreditation Follows IUPAC nomenclature for chemical names and recommended International Non-proprietary Name (rINN) for drugs and pesticides Includes discussion of 'designer drugs' (novel pharmaceutical substances NPS) Fundamentals of Analytical Toxicology: Clinical and Forensic, 2nd Edition is an indispensable resource for advanced students and trainee analytical toxicologists across disciplines, such as clinical science, analytical chemistry, forensic science, pathology, applied biology, food safety, and pharmaceutical and pesticide development.

Justice denied (Paperback): David Klatzow Justice denied (Paperback)
David Klatzow
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If you are accused of a crime you did not commit, do you believe that justice will prevail in a court of law? Perhaps you should think again...; An innocent woman is almost sent to prison for eight years because of a mistaken fingerprint identification by so-called forensic experts; a chicken farmer is hanged for a brutal murder he did not commit due to incorrect analysis of post-mortem bruising; and a mother is sent to prison for murdering her baby daughter when a substance is falsely identified as blood. These are just some of the major forensic disasters that have occurred over the past 100 years, and which are exposed in Justice Denied. Contrary to what television series like CSI and NCIS would have one believe, forensic science does not provide instant answers to impenetrable crimes; in reality, forensic science is neither clearcut nor easy to interpret, and practitioners are not all competent – as renowned forensic scientist Dr David Klatzow proves in this book. In Justice Denied, he exposes the miscarriages of justice resulting from the faulty courtroom testimony of corrupt or incompetent forensic pathologists and unscrupulous public prosecutors who seek convictions at all costs. From the infamous Dr Crippen case in 19th-century England to the dingo–baby trial in Australia and the unsolved murder of Inge Lotz, Justice Denied reveals the incalculable damage done both to people’s lives and to justice across the globe. Justice, while age-old, is not always served when bad science plays a hand.

30-Second Forensic Science - 50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes, each explained in half a... 30-Second Forensic Science - 50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes, each explained in half a minute (Hardcover)
Sue Black, Niamh Nic Daeid
R406 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R94 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Humanity's most appalling crimes are solved by experts presenting painstakingly gathered evidence to the court of law. Investigators rely on physical, chemical and digital clues gathered at the scene of an incident to reconstruct beyond all reasonable doubt the events that occurred in order to bring criminals to justice. Enter the forensic team, tasked with providing objective recognition and identification and evaluating physical evidence (the clues) to support known or suspected circumstances. Far from the super-sleuths of fiction, the real-life masters of deduction occupy a world of dogged detection, analysing fingerprints or gait, identifying traces of toxins, drugs or explosives, matching digital data, performing anatomical dissection, disease diagnosis, facial reconstruction and environmental profiling.

Genetics, Crime and Justice (Hardcover): Debra Wilson Genetics, Crime and Justice (Hardcover)
Debra Wilson
R2,617 Discovery Miles 26 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As our understanding of genetics increases, its application to criminal justice becomes more significant. This timely book examines the use of genetic information both in criminal investigations and during the trial process. It discusses current scientific understanding and considers some potential legal, ethical and sociological issues with the use of genetic information. The author draws together debates from scientists, ethicists, sociologists and lawyers in order to understand how the criminal justice system currently reacts, and ought to react, to the new challenges presented by genetic evidence. She asks the important question of where priorities should lie: whether with society's desire to be protected from crime, or with an individual's desire to be protected from an unwanted intrusion into his or her genome. Topics include rights of privacy and consent in obtaining DNA samples, evidentiary issues in court, the impact of genetic evidence on punishment theory and sentencing, and genetic discrimination. This book will be of use to criminal and medical law students, along with academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in exploring the various criminal law issues in relation to genetics. It will also be of interest to criminal justice, philosophy, ethics, sociology and psychology students and academics looking explore the legal issues involved in such a topic.

Forensic Science Advances and Their Application in the Judiciary System (Hardcover): Danielle Sapse, Lawrence Kobilinsky Forensic Science Advances and Their Application in the Judiciary System (Hardcover)
Danielle Sapse, Lawrence Kobilinsky
R3,556 Discovery Miles 35 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume examines how new cutting edge forensic techniques are currently being applied or have the potential to be applied in judicial proceedings. Examples include new applications of Raman spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, lithium in DNA analysis, and the burgeoning area of toxicogenetics. In each case legal issues are addressed, including the such as admissibility of evidence resulting from these techniques. A comparison between the American Judiciary system and the European system is included. Contributors offer their expertise from scientific and legal perspectives.

Unnatural Causes - 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that'  Jeremy Vine,... Unnatural Causes - 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 (Paperback)
Richard Shepherd 1
R242 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER 'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR __________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death. Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, if you liked All That Remains, War Doctor and This is Going to Hurt you'll love this. __________ Included in The Times Books of the Year 2018 'Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice' Evening Standard 'A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating' Nigella Lawson 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that but it's fascinating' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate' Observer

Forensic Psychologists - Prisons, Power, and Vulnerability (Hardcover): Jason Warr Forensic Psychologists - Prisons, Power, and Vulnerability (Hardcover)
Jason Warr
R1,827 Discovery Miles 18 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores how forensic psychology has come to inhabit a central unifying discursive presence in the life world of modern carceral institutions. Providing a sociological and qualitative account of forensic practitioner psychologists, the author looks both in, and alongside, the work of such practitioners to explore how they simultaneously occupy positions of power and vulnerability. Focusing not only on how practitioners themselves come to embody a pervasive system of disciplinary expertise, but also on how they experience other forms of penal control, the book offers a novel and complete exploration of forensic psychology, the modern prison, and power. This is an accessible text for prison practitioners, criminological and sociological researchers and forensic psychologists on the nature and reality of forensic psychological practice in the contemporary prisons of England and Wales.

Dealing with DNA Evidence - A Legal Guide (Hardcover): Andrei Semikhodskii Dealing with DNA Evidence - A Legal Guide (Hardcover)
Andrei Semikhodskii
R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Giving the reader an in-depth understanding of DNA evidence in criminal practice, this text explains in clear language how DNA evidence is obtained and how it can be successfully challenged in court to minimize its impact or even dismiss it completely.

Since it first entered the criminal legal practice DNA has become an indispensable tool in fighting crime, as it allows both unambiguous identification of the criminal by traces of biological material left at the crime scene as well as acquitting innocent suspects.

This book:

  • outlines the various types of testing used to obtain DNA evidence
  • highlights the weaknesses of DNA testing, presenting and discussing defence strategies for refuting DNA evidence
  • shows how DNA should be treated as just another piece of evidence and how on its own it is often not enough to convict someone of a particular crime.

This book is essential reading for students and practitioners of criminal law and practice and forensic science and law.

Forensic Science (Paperback, 4th edition): Andrew R W Jackson, Julie M. Jackson, Harry Mountain, Daniel Brearley Forensic Science (Paperback, 4th edition)
Andrew R W Jackson, Julie M. Jackson, Harry Mountain, Daniel Brearley
R1,402 Discovery Miles 14 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the perfect starting point for any newcomer to the field of forensic science. It examines the entire process of conducting forensic science, from the collection of evidence at the crime scene, through the examination and evaluation of that evidence, to the presentation of scientific findings in court. The book is scientifically rigorous but written in a friendly and engaging style making it the ideal companion for undergraduate students beginning a forensic science course; as background for MSc students; as a reference for related professions such as lawyers or police officers; or simply for the casual reader who wants to learn more about this fascinating area.

The Forensic Examination and Interpretation of Tool Marks (Hardcover): David Baldwin, John Birkett, Owen Facey, Gilleon Rabey The Forensic Examination and Interpretation of Tool Marks (Hardcover)
David Baldwin, John Birkett, Owen Facey, Gilleon Rabey
R2,611 R2,471 Discovery Miles 24 710 Save R140 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Forensic Examination and Interpretation of Tool Marks brings together key techniques and developments in the field of tool marks in forensic science and explains clearly how tool mark analysis can be used within forensic investigation. The purpose of this book is to bring together as much of this information as possible in an accessible manner. The book deals with all aspects of tool mark evidence from crime scene to courtroom. The examination of a wide variety of different tool marks are discussed, including those made by specific tools such as saws and in complex materials such as bone. The general principles and techniques used in tool mark examinations can also be applied to some other closely related fields. Therefore, sections on the examination of manufacturing marks, including those on plastic film items, and physical fit comparisons are also included. The book will be of interest to a wide range of people and not just to tool mark examiners and people studying forensic science. It will be of use to crime scene examiners, officers investigating crimes where tool marks are found and members of the legal professions. * Brings together key techniques and developments within the field of tool mark investigation. * Includes material on examining tool marks at the crime scene and in the laboratory, interpretation and evaluation issues and how tool mark evidence should be presented in court. * Covers specialized tool mark examinations, manufacturing marks, including those on plastic film items, and physical fits. * Includes a large range of illustrations and photographs. * Invaluable reference for practicing forensic scientists, students of forensic sciences, members of the legal professions and crime scene investigators, enabling them to recognise the importance of tool marks within an investigation. * An extremely valuable resource in the on-going debate regarding the evidential value of tool marks in court. * Part of the Essentials in Forensic Science book series.

Detecting Accounting Fraud: Analysis and Ethics, Global Edition (Paperback): Cecil Jackson Detecting Accounting Fraud: Analysis and Ethics, Global Edition (Paperback)
Cecil Jackson
R1,254 Discovery Miles 12 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For courses in Accounting Fraud, Forensic Accounting, Financial Statement Fraud, Financial Statement Analysis, Ethics for Accountants, and Auditing. A case-study approach that enables students to identify key signs of fraud in financial statements Over the last two decades, financial statement fraud has become an increasingly serious issue, resulting in the collapse of ostensibly solid companies and a subsequent lack of confidence in financial markets. Detecting Accounting Fraud: Analysis and Ethics was created in response to the challenges facing accountants in this era. The text provides students a thorough overview of the most frequently used methods of overstating earnings and assets or understating debt in financial statements. It also provides detailed coverage of the main signals indicating possible fictitious reporting in financial statements to help students learn what to look for. And because breakdowns in ethics underlie accounting fraud, the text presents three major theories of ethics, plus applicable ethical decision-making models as well as opportunities for students to apply ethical models to real-world situations. This text provides a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help you to: * Explain accounting fraud through detailed case studies: The text's real-world case study approach helps students understand the methods used to perpetrate financial statement fraud today. * Focus student attention on ethics: Ethics coverage integrated throughout the text helps students understand this topic's importance vis-a-vis accounting fraud. * Foster thorough understanding via student-focused features: An engaging, captivating writing style and diverse end-of-chapter materials motivate and assist students.

Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists (Paperback): David Lucy Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists (Paperback)
David Lucy
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists" is an essential introduction to the subject, gently guiding the reader through the key statistical techniques used to evaluate various types of forensic evidence. Assuming only a modest mathematical background, the book uses real-life examples from the forensic science literature and forensic case-work to illustrate relevant statistical concepts and methods. Opening with a brief overview of the history and use of statistics within forensic science, the text then goes on to introduce statistical techniques commonly used to examine data obtained during laboratory experiments. There is a strong emphasis on the evaluation of scientific observation as evidence and modern Bayesian approaches to interpreting forensic data for the courts. The analysis of key forms of evidence are discussed throughout with a particular focus on DNA, fibres and glass.An invaluable introduction to the statistical interpretation of forensic evidence, this book will be invaluable for all undergraduates taking courses in forensic science. It includes an introduction to the key statistical techniques used in the evaluation of forensic evidence. It also includes end of chapter exercises to enhance student understanding. Numerous examples are taken from forensic science to put the subject into context.

Gas Chromatography In Forensic Science (Hardcover, 2 New Edition): Ian Tebbett Gas Chromatography In Forensic Science (Hardcover, 2 New Edition)
Ian Tebbett
R5,025 Discovery Miles 50 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by a team of internationally renowned experts, this book focuses on the application of gas chromatography to various aspects of forensic chemistry. The authors introduce the basic theory of chromatographic separations before discussing specific forensic issues such as drug analysis and fires and explosives. Problems faced by forensic scientists, including degraded samples and small sample size, are also addressed.

Comparative Bone Identification - Human Subadult to Nonhuman (Hardcover): Diane L. France Comparative Bone Identification - Human Subadult to Nonhuman (Hardcover)
Diane L. France
R5,658 Discovery Miles 56 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Building on the success, and maintaining the format, of the best-selling Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas (ISBN: 978-1-4200-6286-1), Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman presents new images of human bones representing many states of maturation from neonate to 20 years old. It also extends the scope of the former work by focusing on the smaller bones of fetuses and young humans and comparing them to bones of birds, reptiles, marine mammals, fish, and a frog that may be confused with those of a subadult human. The book begins with a section on general osteology and explains the major anatomical differences between humans and other animals. The second section compares human and nonhuman bones, categorized by type of bone, and includes most of the major bones in humans and nonhumans. The third section presents skeletons within species. Containing nearly 3,500 color photographs, the book provides examples of similar bones in nonhuman species that may be confused with the human bone in question. The bone images are also taken from different angles to enhance detailed understanding. A practical comparative guide to the differences among species for nearly all bones in the body, this book is a valuable resource for the laboratory or in the field. It uses a visual approach with annotations pointing out salient features of the most commonly discovered bones, giving clear examples for use by law enforcement, medicolegal death investigators, forensic anthropologists, students, and readers who wish to distinguish between human bones and those of the a variety of animal species.

Murder and the Making of English CSI (Hardcover): Ian Burney, Neil Pemberton Murder and the Making of English CSI (Hardcover)
Ian Burney, Neil Pemberton
R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Crime scene investigation-or CSI-has captured the modern imagination. On television screens and in newspapers, we follow the exploits of forensic officers wearing protective suits and working behind police tape to identify and secure physical evidence for laboratory analysis. But where did this ensemble of investigative specialists and scientific techniques come from? In Murder and the Making of English CSI, Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton tell the engrossing history of how, in the first half of the twentieth century, novel routines, regulations, and techniques-from chain-of-custody procedures to the analysis of hair, blood, and fiber-fundamentally transformed the processing of murder scenes. Focusing on two iconic English investigations-the 1924 case of Emily Kaye, who was beaten and dismembered by her lover at a lonely beachfront holiday cottage, and the 1953 investigation into John Christie's serial murders in his dingy terraced home in London's West End-Burney and Pemberton chart the emergence of the crime scene as a new space of forensic activity. Drawing on fascinating source material ranging from how-to investigator handbooks and detective novels to crime journalism, police case reports, and courtroom transcripts, the book shows readers how, over time, the focus of murder inquiries shifted from a primarily medical and autopsy-based interest in the victim's body to one dominated by laboratory technicians laboring over minute trace evidence. Murder and the Making of English CSI reveals the compelling and untold story of how one of the most iconic features of our present-day forensic landscape came into being. It is a must-read for forensic scientists, historians, and true crime devotees alike.

Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Forensic Science (Paperback): Craig Adam Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Forensic Science (Paperback)
Craig Adam
R1,039 Discovery Miles 10 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text is an accessible, student-friendly introduction to the wide range of mathematical and statistical tools needed by the forensic scientist in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of experimental measurements.

From a basis of high school mathematics, the book develops essential quantitative analysis techniques within the context of a broad range of forensic applications. This clearly structured text focuses on developing core mathematical skills together with an understanding of the calculations associated with the analysis of experimental work, including an emphasis on the use of graphs and the evaluation of uncertainties. Through a broad study of probability and statistics, the reader is led ultimately to the use of Bayesian approaches to the evaluation of evidence within the court. In every section, forensic applications such as ballistics trajectories, post-mortem cooling, aspects of forensic pharmacokinetics, the matching of glass evidence, the formation of bloodstains and the interpretation of DNA profiles are discussed and examples of calculations are worked through. In every chapter there are numerous self-assessment problems to aid student learning.

Its broad scope and forensically focused coverage make this book an essential text for students embarking on any degree course in forensic science or forensic analysis, as well as an invaluable reference for post-graduate students and forensic professionals.

Key features: Offers a unique mix of mathematics and statistics topics, specifically tailored to a forensic science undergraduate degree.All topics illustrated with examples from the forensic science discipline.Written in an accessible, student-friendly way to engage interest and enhance learning and confidence.Assumes only a basic high-school level prior mathematical knowledge.

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): John J. Lentini Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
John J. Lentini
R4,604 Discovery Miles 46 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition focuses on the practical application of fundamental scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Originally published in 2006, the First Edition was very well received by fire investigators and those who work with them. Since fire investigation is a rapidly evolving field-driven by new discoveries about fire behavior-the Second Edition was published in late 2012. This latest, fully updated Third Edition reflects the most recent developments in the field. Currently, serious research is underway to try to understand the role of ventilation in structure fires. Likewise, there is improved understanding of the kinds of errors investigators can make that lead to incorrect determinations of the causes of fires. In addition to the scientific aspects, the litigation of fire related events is rapidly changing, particularly with respect to an investigator's qualifications to serve as an expert witness. This book covers these latest developments and ties together the changing standards for fire investigations with the fundamental scientific knowledge presented in the early chapters of the book. The book is intended for those individuals who have recently entered the field of fire investigation, and those who are studying fire investigation with a plan to become certified professionals. In addition, professionals in the insurance industry who hire fire investigators will find this an invaluable resource. Insurance companies have sustained significant losses by hiring individuals who are not qualified, resulting in cases being settled or lost at a cost of millions. Insurance adjusters and investigators will learn to recognize quality fire investigations and those that are not up to today's standards. Lastly, this book is also for the many attorneys who litigate fire cases. Written with language and terms that make the science accessible even to the non-scientist, this new edition will be a welcome resource to any professional involved in fire and arson cases.

Forensic Science Education and Training - A Tool-kit for Lecturers and Practitioner Trainers (Hardcover): Anna Williams, John... Forensic Science Education and Training - A Tool-kit for Lecturers and Practitioner Trainers (Hardcover)
Anna Williams, John Paul Cassella, Peter D. Maskell
R1,882 Discovery Miles 18 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive and innovative guide to teaching, learning and assessment in forensic science education and practitioner training * Includes student exercises for mock crime scene and disaster scenarios * Addresses innovative teaching methods including apps and e-gaming * Discusses existing and proposed teaching methods

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