The second edition of Fundamentals of Forensic Science is thoroughly updated and revised to include the lates information and advances in the field. It presents a complete look at the core disiplines, emphasizing biology, chemistry, and physical sciences that underpin forensic science. Using real-life cases, Fundamentals of Forensic Science reflects how professional forensic scientists work, not how forensic science academicians teach. The binding principles of forensic science are demonstrated: the transferred evidence; the context of those people, places, and things; and the meaningfulness of the physical evidence discovered along with its value in the justice system. A crime scene is a piece of recent history with the evidence telling the story. Written by two of the leading experts in forensic science today, Fundamentals of Forensic Science approaches the field from a truly unique and exciting perspective.
Over 250 vivid, color illustrations that diagram key concepts and depict evidence encountered in the field
Straightforward unit organization that includes key terms, numerous feature boxes emphasizing online resources, historical events and figures 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