New Books

Here's a selection of some new forensic science titles you may want to check out...

Criminal Profiling Brent E. Turvey Behavioral Evidence Analysis The fourth edition of Criminal Profiling is focused on Behavioral Evidence Analysis, a method of criminal profiling developed and refined by the author over the past 15 years. In this edition, mechanisms for the examination and classification of victim and offender behavior are improved; approaches toward victimology, crime scene analysis, motivation, and case linkage have been refined; and a chapter on sexual deviance has been added.
Criminal Evidence Jefferson L. Ingram This textbook on criminal evidence is designed for both the student and the mid-career individual who has a need to understand the law of criminal evidence. Part I covers the basics of collecting, preserving, and presenting evidence; Part II allows the reader to reinforce those basics by reading a selection of edited judicial decisions that are relevant to each chapter. The outline of the book follows the order of the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Rape Investigation Handbook John O. Savino Brent E. Turvey   This reference manual for sex crimes investigators provides information to help them understand their roles and responsibilities within the justice system. It covers all aspects of the investigation, including sections on investigative response, the victim, physical evidence, and the offender. Revisions in this second edition of the book include new chapters on sex trafficking, eyewitness identification, and rape trauma syndrome.
Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification A Concise Field Guide Diane L. France This compact, easy-to-use field guide is a visual reference to human and non-human bones. The book includes photographs of most of the major bones (from the cranium to the metatarsal) of different animals, providing side-by-side comparisons of human bones with a host of species—including moose, deer, domestic dog, badger, seal, and even armadillo, squirrel and prairie dog. In all, there are more than 1,200 annotated photographs.
Bitemark Evidence A Color Atlas and Text Robert B. J. Dorion This atlas combines comprehensive text detailing the protocols for photography, collection, preservation, and analysis of bitemarks, with more than 1,300 color photographs. It opens with a historical perspective and then moves on to bitemark recognition, description, and collection. It covers different variables, including animal bites and trauma-mimicking bitemarks, examines current research in the field, and discusses legal considerations.
Forensic Investigation of Explosions Alexander Beveridge The second edition of this book, edited by Dr. Alexander Beveridge, includes several new topics: a profile of casework management in the UK Forensic Explosives Laboratory; properties and analysis of improvised explosives; an examination of the Bali bombings and the use of mobile analytical techniques and mobile labs; and the collection, analysis, and presentation of evidence in vehicle-borne improvised device cases.


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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.