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Handbook of Forensic Science

Edited by: Jim Fraser , Robin Williams

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9781843923121
eBook ISBN: 9781843927327
Adobe ISBN: 9781134028634

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Forensic science has become increasingly important within contemporary criminal justice, from criminal investigation through to courtroom deliberations, and an increasing number of agencies and individuals are having to engage with its contribution to contemporary justice.

This Handbook aims to provide an authoritative map of the landscape of forensic science within the criminal justice system of the UK. It sets out the essential features of the subject, covering the disciplinary, technological, organizational and legislative resources that are brought together to make up contemporary forensic science practice.

It is the first full-length publication which reviews forensic science in a wider political, economic, social, technological and legal context, identifying emerging themes on the current status and potential future of forensic science as part of the criminal justice system. With contributions from many of the leading authorities in the field it will be essential reading for both students and practitioners.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The contemporary landscape of forensic science Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The current status of DNA profiling in the UK Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Fingerprints Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Forensic anthropology and human identification from the skeleton Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Drugs of abuse Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Body fluids in sexual offences Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Trace evidence Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Marks Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Bloodstain pattern analysis Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Fire investigation policies and practices in the UK Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Forensic resources and criminal investigations Download PDF
Chapter  12:  DNA databases Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Using forensic science in major crime inquiries Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Forensic science in UK policing Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Statistics and forensic science Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Understanding forensic science opinions Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The science of proof Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Forensic science and the internationalisation of policing Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Forensic science, ethics and criminal justice Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Professional standards, public protection and the administration of justice Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The development and enhancement of forensic expertise Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The future(s) of forensic investigations Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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