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Forensic Science


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1: What is forensic science? 2: Investigating crime 3: Crime scene management and forensic investigation 4: Laboratory examination - search, recovery, and analysis 5: DNA - identity, relationships, and databases 6: Prints and marks - more ways to identify people and things 7: Trace evidence 8: Drugs - identifying illicit substances 9: Science and justice Afterword: concluding remarks and the future developments

About the Author

Jim Fraser is Professor of Forensic Science and Director of the University of Strathclyde's Centre for Forensic Science. He was wide experience of both the practice and teaching of forensic science, and was the Head of Forensic Investigation for Kent police and Head of Forensic Biology for the Edinburgh police force.


This no-nosense guide is an admirable alternative to the CSI science fiction juggernaught. Jim Fraser discusses expert evidence, DNA, fingerprints and confirmation bias, mentioning the Birmingham 6 and Sir Roy Meadow, though not Shirley McKie's shameful persecution on the basis of supposedly infallible fingerprint evidence. Fascinating. * William Darragh, Fortean Times juggernaut...Fascinating. *

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