Crime Scene to Court: The Essentials of Forensic Science: Edition 4 Editor: Peter C White

About this book

The fascinating field of forensic science can be challenging to understand. Written for non-scientists, or those with limited scientific knowledge, this book covers the three main areas of an investigation where forensic science is practised: at the scene of the crime, in the forensic laboratory and at court. The fourth edition of this popular book features a new chapter on identifying an individual, including biometrics and a new chapter covering digital crime. The book has been updated throughout, keeping readers at the forefront of current practices across the forensic disciplines. Ideal for anyone studying forensic science or law, this book details how crime scene and forensic examinations are conducted in the United Kingdom, courtroom procedures and the role of the expert witness. It is an excellent source of information for anyone with a role in an investigation, including the police and crime scene investigators.

Book content

  • Forensic Practice
  • The Crime Scene
  • Forensic Ecology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Trace and Contact Evidence
  • Marks and Impressions
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • The Forensic Examination of Documents
  • Fire Investigation
  • Explosions
  • Firearms
  • Digital Forensics
  • Drugs of Abuse
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Identifying an Individual
  • Analysis of Body Fluids
  • Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
  • The Courts and Expert Evidence.

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This book contains 680 pages.

Publication details

Print publication date
30 Jun 2016
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Author information

Peter White is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. He has his own consultancy, ReForensics and specialises in the development and application of novel trace level detection techniques to solve casework related problems.