New Books

New literature on fingerprint analysis, crime analysis, human scent, human remains, lab management, and drug-facilitated crime.

Fingerprint Analysis Laboratory Workbook
Author: Hillary Moses Daluz
Published: December 2014
This exercise guide and workbook provides a hands-on reference for fingerprint development, interpretation, and documentation. It addresses all aspects of fingerprint theory, investigation, processing, comparisons, and research.
Applied Crime Analysis
Author: Wayne Petherick
Published: June 2014
This hands-on guide takes theoretical principles and demonstrates how they can be put into practice using real case examples. In addition to covering key topics such as staged crime scenes, false reports, and criminal motivations, the book includes a final chapter on report writing.
Human Scent Evidence
Authors: Paola A. Prada, Allison M. Curran, Kenneth G. Furton
Published: September 2014
Human Scent Evidence focuses on some of the recent advances in the use of human scent as a biometric tool, as an indicator of an individual’s presence or absence at a crime scene, and as forensic evidence.
Commingled Human Remains
Author: Bradley Adams, John Byrd
Published: June 2014
Commingling of bones and other body parts is a major obstacle to individual identification that must be addressed before other forensic determinations or research can proceed. This edition focuses on forensic situations, although some examples from prehistoric contexts are addressed.
Forensic Laboratory Management: Applying Business Principles
Authors: W. Mark Dale, Wendy S Becker
Published: September 2014
This book provides laboratory managers with business tools that apply the best science to the best evidence in a manner that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of their management decision making.
Toxicological Aspects of Drug-Facilitated Crimes
Author: Pascal Kintz
Published: March 2014
This book provides readers with an overview of the field of drug-facilitated crime: its history, toxicological effects, analysis, interpretation of results, the roles that age, gender, and race may play, and clinical presentations of these drugs.


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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.