New Books

A look at some new publications available for forensic scientists and CSIs.

The range of technology available to crime scene personnel and laboratory analysts is steadily growing. This title describes some of these new methods and provides insight into their impact on forensic science and criminal justice. Topics include trends in the legal aspects of methamphetamine, DNA analysis, animal cruelty, virtual autopsy methods, applications of chemical methods to forensic science, and postmortem chemical changes. www.crcpress.com

 

Intended as the companion to the 2010 publication, Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing, this title contains 18 chapters with four appendices providing up-to-date coverage of essential topics in the field of DNA analysis. The book includes new information on DNA databases, low-level DNA, and validation; a comprehensive listing of alleles for the 23 STR loci present in commercial kits, and coverage of familial searching. www.elsevierdirect.com
Intended as the companion to the 2010 publication, Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing, this title contains 18 chapters with four appendices providing up-to-date coverage of essential topics in the field of DNA analysis. The book includes new information on DNA databases, low-level DNA, and validation; a comprehensive listing of alleles for the 23 STR loci present in commercial kits, and coverage of familial searching. www.elsevierdirect.com
 
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New Books

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals. www.crcpress.com

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