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Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks

1st Edition

By Michelle D. Miranda

CRC Press

382 pages

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Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks is the single most comprehensive resource on the analysis of tattoo inks and use of tattoos as a tool in forensic investigations and criminalistics. The book begins with a history of tattoos and tattoo inks, and covers the use of tattoos throughout time as aids in the identification of individuals. It pr

Table of Contents

TATTOOING HISTORY. Tattoos and Tattooing. Tattoos and Tattooing in Criminology and Criminal Investigations. Tattoo Modification, Removal, and Detection. TATTOO INKS AND TATTOOING HISTORY. Tattoos and Tattooing. Tattoos and Tattooing in Criminology and Criminal Investigations. Tattoo Modification, Removal, and Detection. TATTOO INKS AND PIGMENTS: HISTORY AND CHEMISTRY. General Components of Tattoo Inks. The Chemistry of Tattoo Inks from Ancient to Modern Times. Alternate Sources of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks. MODERN TATTOO INKS. Modern Organic Pigments. The Chemical Analysis of Modern Tattoo Inks: Microscopy. The Chemical Analysis of Modern Tattoo Inks: Spectroscopy. FURTHER STUDIES AND CONCLUSIONS. Current Status and Future Work.

About the Author

Michelle Miranda holds a PhD in criminal justice with a forensic science concentration and an MPhil in criminal justice from The CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Miranda is a diplomate with the American Board of Criminalistics and a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She worked as a criminalist in the Trace Evidence Section of the NYPD crime lab, and as both a medical photographer and a death investigator for regional medical examiner‘s offices in New York State. She is an adjunct assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is currently employed as an assistant professor in the Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology at Farmingdale State College (SUNY).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013010
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic