Investigating Chemistry

A Forensic Science Perspective

Author: Matthew Johll

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0716764334

Category: Science

Page: 704

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The role of science to criminal investigations has inspired hit television shows and is captivating millions of people. Now there is a new chemistry book that uses a unique forensic chemistry theme to introduce basic chemical concepts to students who are not science-savvy but who must take a science course to fulfill requirements. Matthew Johll's refreshing new approach gives students a captivating new context for learning the fundamentals of chemistry and helps them sort the facts from the fiction when it comes to the crime-solving capabilities of current chemical practice.

Investigating Chemistry , Introductory Chemistry from a Forensic Science Perspective

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497075610

Category: Education

Page: 98

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Investigating Chemistry , Introductory Chemistry from a Forensic Science Perspective. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Forensic DNA Biology

A Laboratory Manual

Author: Kelly M. Elkins

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123945852

Category: Law

Page: 198

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A collection of forensic DNA typing laboratory experiments designed for academic and training courses at the collegiate level.

Forensic Chemistry Handbook

Author: Lawrence Kobilinsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118062234

Category: Science

Page: 528

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A concise, robust introduction to the various topics covered by the discipline of forensic chemistry The Forensic Chemistry Handbook focuses on topics in each of the major chemistry-related areas of forensic science. With chapter authors that span the forensic chemistry field, this book exposes readers to the state of the art on subjects such as serology (including blood, semen, and saliva), DNA/molecular biology, explosives and ballistics, toxicology, pharmacology, instrumental analysis, arson investigation, and various other types of chemical residue analysis. In addition, the Forensic Chemistry Handbook: Covers forensic chemistry in a clear, concise, and authoritative way Brings together in one volume the key topics in forensics where chemistry plays an important role, such as blood analysis, drug analysis, urine analysis, and DNA analysis Explains how to use analytical instruments to analyze crime scene evidence Contains numerous charts, illustrations, graphs, and tables to give quick access to pertinent information Media focus on high-profile trials like those of Scott Peterson or Kobe Bryant have peaked a growing interest in the fascinating subject of forensic chemistry. For those readers who want to understand the mechanisms of reactions used in laboratories to piece together crime scenes—and to fully grasp the chemistry behind it—this book is a must-have.

Fundamentals of Forensic Science

Author: Max M. Houck,Jay A. Siegel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080507088

Category: Study Aids

Page: 688

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Fundamentals of Forensic Science offers a complete look at the core topics of forensic science. It represents the most realistic view of the field by including areas that, while central to criminal investigation, fall outside the typical definition of criminalistics. These areas include pathology, entomology, anthropology, and other areas of scientific study unique to forensic textbooks. Organized by the timeline of a real case, the text begins with an introduction and history of forensic science. It then covers the methods of analysis used in most forensic examinations, addressing the biological, chemical and physical elements relevant to the field, and concluding with an examination of how forensic science intersects with law. Feature boxes throughout the text contain online resource listings, historical events in forensic science, practical issues in laboratory analysis, and topics for further reading or interest. This book is recommended for students in forensic science and professionals in the various forensic disciplines – fire, chemistry, crime scene, trace evidence, law enforcement personnel, lawyers, and defense attorneys. - Vivid, full-color illustrations that diagram key concepts and depict evidence encountered in the field - Straightforward unit organization that includes key terms, numerous feature boxes emphasizing resources on the World Wide Web, historical events in forensic science, practical issues in laboratory analysis, and topics for further reading - Effective pedagogy -including end-of-chapter questions- paired with a clear writing style makes this an invaluable resource for professors and students of forensic science

Criminology: Theories, Patterns and Typologies

Author: Larry J. Siegel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514918

Category: Education

Page: 640

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The bestselling text on the market -- now in its thirteenth edition -- CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unrivaled in its strong research base and currency. The chapters in Part Three (Crime Typologies) cover some of the hottest issues in the field today: ISIL and terrorism, mass shootings, green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the thirteenth edition is completely updated and includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages students to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Forensic Science Under Siege

The Challenges of Forensic Laboratories and the Medico-Legal Investigation System

Author: Kelly Pyrek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080471075

Category: Law

Page: 568

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Forensic science laboratories' reputations have increasingly come under fire. Incidents of tainted evidence, false reports, allegations of negligence, scientifically flawed testimony, or - worse yet - perjury in in-court testimony, have all served to cast a shadow over the forensic sciences. Instances of each are just a few of the quality-related charges made in the last few years. Forensic Science Under Siege is the first book to integrate and explain these problematic trends in forensic science. The issues are timely, and are approached from an investigatory, yet scholarly and research-driven, perspective. Leading experts are consulted and interviewed, including directors of highly visible forensic laboratories, as well as medical examiners and coroners who are commandeering the discussions related to these issues. Interviewees include Henry Lee, Richard Saferstein, Cyril Wecht, and many others. The ultimate consequences of all these pressures, as well as the future of forensic science, has yet to be determined. This book examines these challenges, while also exploring possible solutions (such as the formation of a forensic science consortium to address specific legislative issues). It is a must-read for all forensic scientists. Provides insight on the current state of forensic science, demands, and future direction as provided by leading experts in the field Consolidates the current state of standards and best-practices of labs across disciplines Discusses a controversial topic that must be addressed for political support and financial funding of forensic science to improve

Materials Analysis in Forensic Science

Author: Max M. Houck

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128006730

Category: Law

Page: 530

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The Advanced Forensic Science Series grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward. This volume, Materials Analysis in Forensic Science will serve as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching materials analysis in forensic science. It will also prove an excellent reference for forensic practitioner’s libraries or use in their casework. Coverage includes methods, textiles, explosives, glass, coatings, geo-and bio-materials, marks and impressions, as well as various other materials and professional issues the reader may encounter. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, the Advanced Forensic Science Series is a long overdue solution for the forensic science community. Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of materials analysis Contains information on a wide variety of trace evidence Covers methods, textiles, explosives, glass, coatings, geo-and bio-materials, marks and impressions, as well as various other materials Includes a section on professional issues, such as: from crime scene to court, lab reports, health and safety, and field deployable devices Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion question and additional reading suggestions

Forensic Science

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Evgeny Katz,Jan Hal?mek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527338942

Category: Medical

Page: 446

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Concentrating on the natural science aspects of forensics, top international authors from renowned universities, institutes, and laboratories impart the latest information from the field. In doing so they provide the background needed to understand the state of the art in forensic science with a focus on biological, chemical, biochemical, and physical methods. The broad subject coverage includes spectroscopic analysis techniques in various wavelength regimes, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, electrochemical detection approaches, and imaging techniques, as well as advanced biochemical, DNA-based identification methods. The result is a unique collection of hard-to-get data that is otherwise only found scattered throughout the literature.

Forensic Science Today

Author: Henry C. Lee,George M. Taft,Kimberly A. Taylor

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing

ISBN: 9781930056510

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Forensic Science Today takes a scientific approach to the study of Forensics. The textbook and instructor's companion CD-ROM cover many of the diverse aspects of forensic science. Forensic Science Today is an exceptional choice for college, law enforcement, and upper division high school introduction to forensic science classes. Written by the world's most prominent forensic scientists and experts, Forensic Science Today is an excellent way for students to explore the fascinating world of forensic science, and an invaluable resource for instructors. This outstanding instructional package has two components. The first is an Introductory Textbook that, in Part One provides a comprehensive view of the many careers in forensic science, and in Part Two, an introduction to the types of evidence, and how they are collected and used in real world situations. The second is an Instructor's Companion on CD-ROM filled with worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, lab activities, classroom projects, and other useful resources for enhancing the classroom environment and reinforcing student learning.Student Text: Part I • Criminalistics • Crime Scene Investigation • Forensic Medicine • Forensic Toxicology • Forensic Anthropology • Forensic Entomology • Forensic Engineering • Forensic Odontology • Forensic Art • Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry • Jurisprudence: Law and Forensics Part II • Arson and Fire Evidence • Blood Serology and Bloodstains • DNA Evidence • Chemical and Drug Evidence • Bullets, Trajectories, and GSR • Toolmarks • Fingerprints, Imprints and Impressions • Document Examination • Soil, Dirt, and Dust • Hair and Fibers • Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction • Glossary and Resources Instructors Companion on CD-ROM: • Lesson plans and teaching suggestions • PowerPoint presentations • Test questions and answers • Science lab exercises and handouts • Thought-provoking classroom projects and demonstrations • Student handouts and worksheets • Research project ideas • Suggested field trips • Mock crime scene investigation and criminal trial • Resource pages with active web links

An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Aric W. Dutelle

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284115631

Category: Law

Page: 646

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"An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation" serves to eliminate warped impressions influenced by the media, and clearly identifies and explains the crime scene investigative process, components, methods, and procedures.

Social Media Investigation for Law Enforcement

Author: Joshua L. Brunty,Katherine Helenek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1455731625

Category: Computers

Page: 128

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Social Media is becoming an increasingly important—and controversial—investigative source for law enforcement. This project provides an overview of the current state of digital forensic investigation of Facebook and other social media networks and the state of the law, touches on hacktivism, and discusses the implications for privacy and other controversial areas. The authors also point to future trends. About Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice: The Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice series consists of short-format content on new developments, unique perspectives, or how-to information on areas in forensic science—all specifically designed to meet the needs of the criminal justice community. Instructors wishing to provide their students with more in-depth coverage on certain forensic areas can add these digestible, inexpensive works to their syllabi without having to completely redesign their course, introduce overly complex material, or financially overburden their students. Law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals will find a wealth of valuable information to improve training sessions. Written by experts in the disciplines they are covering and edited by a senior scholar in criminal justice, Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice opens up the world of forensic science to the criminal justice community. Part of a new Anderson series presenting brief works on forensic science, written especially for students and law enforcement Surveys the current state of the digital forensic investigation tools available for social media, looking at legal concerns and pointing to future trends Discusses the types of crimes committed using social media, including hactivism, burglary, malware, cyberbullying, and child exploitation, among others Case studies of domestic and international social media investigations

Basic Chemistry

Author: Karen C. Timberlake

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134183746

Category: Science

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For courses in introductory, preparatory, and basic chemistry. Engages First Time Chemistry Students Basic Chemistry introduces students to the essential scientific and mathematical concepts of general chemistry. With accessible language and a moderate pace, the text is easy-to-follow for first-time chemistry students, as well as those hoping to renew their studies of the subject. In the Fifth Edition, Bill and Karen Timberlake carefully develop core ideas while relating them to the possibility of future careers. The book guides students through basic chemistry problem solving with engaging visuals and a focus on developing the math skills necessary to be successful in the course. End of chapter questions strategically promote integration of cumulative ideas, allowing students to develop a strong foundation for learning chemistry and encouraging them to continue their studies in the field. The main objective in writing this text is to make the study of chemistry an engaging and a positive experience for students by relating the structure and behavior of matter to real life. This new edition introduces more problem-solving strategies, more problem-solving guides, new Analyze the Problem with Connect features, new Try It First and Engage features, conceptual and challenge problems, and new sets of combined problems. Also available with MasteringChemistry™ MasteringChemistry from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics™. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringChemistry does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringChemistry, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringChemistry, search for: 0134074300 / 9780134074306 Basic Chemistry Plus MasteringChemistry with eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of: 0134177134 / 9780134177137 MasteringChemistry with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Basic Chemistry, 5/e 013413804X / 9780134138046 Basic Chemistry 5/e

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123821665

Category: Law

Page: 2250

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Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science’ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists – and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis. This 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics Includes an international collection of contributors The second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based Includes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average Each article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect. Please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com for more information This new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association

Microbial Forensics

Author: Bruce Budowle,Steven E. Schutzer,Roger G. Breeze,Paul S. Keim,Stephen A. Morse

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123820075

Category: Law

Page: 744

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Microbial Forensics is a rapidly evolving scientific discipline. In the last decade, and particularly due to the anthrax letter attacks in the United States, microbial forensics has become more formalized and has played an increasingly greater role in crime investigations. This has brought renewed interest, development and application of new technologies, and new rules of forensic and policy engagement. It has many applications ranging from biodefense, criminal investigations, providing intelligence information, making society more secure, and helping protect precious resources, particularly human life. A combination of diverse areas is investigated, including the major disciplines of biology, microbiology, medicine, chemistry, physics, statistics, population genetics, and computer science. Microbial Forensics, Second Edition is fully revised and updated and serves as a complete reference of the discipline. It describes the advances, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead, and will be integral in applying science to help solve future biocrimes. A collection of microbiology, virology, toxicology and mycology as it relates to forensics, in one reference New and expanded content to include statistical analysis of forensic data and legal admissibility and the standards of evidence, to name a few Includes research information and application of that research to crime scene analysis, which will allow practitioners to understand and apply the knowledge to their practice with ease

Introduction to Forensic DNA Evidence for Criminal Justice Professionals

Author: Jane Moira Taupin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143989910X

Category: Law

Page: 192

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The use of DNA profiling in forensic cases has been considered the most innovative technique in forensic science since fingerprinting, yet for those with limited scientific knowledge, understanding DNA enough to utilize it properly can be a daunting task. Introduction to Forensic DNA Evidence for Criminal Justice Professionals is designed for nonscientific readers who need to learn how to effectively use forensic DNA in criminal cases. Written by a forensic scientist world renowned for her expertise in clothing examination, the book provides a balanced perspective on the weight of DNA evidence. Going beyond a simple explanation of the methodology, it arms attorneys and other criminal justice professionals with knowledge of the strengths and limitations of the evidence, including the danger in relying on DNA statistical probabilities in the determination of guilt. The book covers the most common DNA methods used in criminal trials today—nuclear DNA short tandem repeat (STR) techniques, mitochondrial DNA, and Y-STR profiling. It helps prosecutors know when to emphasize DNA evidence or proceed with trial in the absence of such evidence. It assists defense lawyers in knowing when to challenge DNA evidence and perhaps employ an independent expert, when to focus elsewhere, or when to secure the advantage of an early guilty plea. By imparting practical and theoretical knowledge in an accessible manner, the book demystifies the topic to help both sides of the adversarial system understand where DNA evidence fits within the context of the case.

Forensic Chemistry

Author: Libby Romero

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410865002

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Read about forensic evidence, how it is collected, and how it is used.