THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: CHECKMARK BOOKS, Dec 2007
300+ entries cover all aspects of investigations, including ballistics, counterfeiting, forensic medicine, firearms, hijacking, identification, poisons, scandals, sex crimes, smuggling, tool marks, & trace evidence. 50+ B&W photos; 8.5x11 inches, 416 pgs.
Recent years have brought numerous developments in crime & crime fighting, such as DNA evidence, designer drugs, computer viruses, & online fraud & theft. As criminals get more sophisticated, police must develop new techniques to stop them.
The Encyclopedia of Crime Scene Investigation is a comprehensive, accessible reference to one of today's most fascinating topics. More than 300 clearly written entries cover all aspects of crime scene investigations, including ballistics, counterfeiting, forensic medicine, firearms, hijacking, identification, poisons, scandals, sex crimes, smuggling, tool marks, & trace evidence. This comprehensive reference also features many case studies that highlight facets of criminal investigation, as well as historical & biographical entries about key breakthroughs & pioneers in the field of forensic science.
* Accident reconstruction
* Arson investigation
* DNA evidence
* Forensic anthropology
* Forensic chemistry
* Medical examiners
* Organic compound analysis
Foreword by John L. French, Crime Scene Supervisor, Baltimore Police Crime Laboratory
About the Author:
Michael Newton has published 190 books in the last 30 years. He has written primarily about crime, with a specialization in serial murder. His past books include The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement, The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings, & The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes for Facts On File. He lives in Nashville, IN.