Forensic Science at Work

Contemporary Issues

In this insightful book, forensics expert Jay Siegel uses a concise narrative style to provide readers with an understanding of the major areas of forensic science. Citing real-life cases, Siegel reveals the complexities behind forensics, especially in the areas of drugs, trace evidence, and crime scene investigation. Readers will learn what forensic science is and what forensic scientists' duties are in crime labs. Laboratory systems, crime lab culture (particularly as it pertains to pattern evidence and observer bias), and forensic scientists' work environment are interestingly presented. The thrilling narrative also covers forensic toxicology, fingerprinting, handwriting as pattern evidence, forensic biology, and analysis of firearms, fires, explosions, hairs, fibers, paint, glass, and soils.

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Series Review: Contemporary Issues
"High school students will find this authoritative and concise series valuable for researching current issues. It provides an objective view in an organized, clear format that will appeal to those students. The ancillary materials ... enhance these worhwhile resources. Students seeking the latest information on controversial issues will use these titles frequently."
--Library Media Connection

Library Bound Book List: $42.47 / S&L: $31.85

Reading Level: 9

Interest Level: 9-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4488-1864-8
Author : Jay Siegel
Copyright : 2011
Language : English
Category : World History, Current Events
Pages : 166
Trim : 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Dewey : 363.25
Subject : World History, Current Events
Binding : Library
BISAC : JNF061000, HEA000000, JNF030000, TEC000000, SCI000000
Index • Web Sites • Author Biography • Glossary • Introductory and Epilogue Material • List of Organizations • For Further Information Section