1. Legal Aspects of Forensic Science
2. Basic Light Microscopy
3. The Forensic Identification and Association of Human Hair
4. A Guide to the Analysis of Forensic Household Dust Specimens and Their Statistical Significance
5. Fundamentals of Visible Microspectrophotometry in Forensic Science
6. Forensic Applications of Infrared Spectroscopy
7. Forensic Characterization and Comparisons of Inks
8. Forensic Gas Chromatography
9. Forensic Applications of High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis
10. Forensic Mass Spectrometry
11. Identification of Semen
12. The Application of Capillary Electrophoresis in Forensic DNA Analysis
Originally published in 1982 by Pearson/Prentice-Hall, the Forensic Science Handbook, Third Edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in scientific testing, analysis, and interpretation of forensic evidence. World-renowned forensic scientist, author, and educator Dr. Richard Saferstein once again brings together a contributor list that is a veritable Who’s Who of the top forensic scientists in the field. This Third Edition, he is joined by co-editor Dr. Adam Hall, a forensic scientist and Assistant Professor within the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at Boston University School of Medicine. This two-volume series focuses on the legal, evidentiary, biological, and chemical aspects of forensic science practice.
The topics covered in this new edition of Volume I include a broad range of subjects including:
• Legal aspects of forensic science
• Analytical instrumentation to include: microspectrophotometry, infrared Spectroscopy, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry
• Trace evidence characterization of hairs, dust, paints and inks
• Identification of body fluids and human DNA
This is an update of a classic reference series and will serve as a must-have desk reference for forensic science practitioners. It will likewise be a welcome resource for professors teaching advanced forensic science techniques and methodologies at universities world-wide, particularly at the graduate level.
• Dr. Richard Saferstein has served as an expert witness over 2000 times in nearly 150 federal and state courts involving a variety of forensic issues. From 1970 to 1992, he headed the crime laboratory of the New Jersey State Police, USA.
• Dr. Adam B. Hall is the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Facility within the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis – Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts., USA.