Forensic Science Handbook, Volume I: 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Forensic Science Handbook, Volume I

3rd Edition

Edited by Richard Saferstein, Adam B. Hall

CRC Press

692 pages | 299 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498720199
pub: 2020-07-23
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Originally published in 1982 by Pearson/Prentice-Hall, the Forensic Science Handbooks, Third Edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in scientific testing, analysis, and interpretation of forensic evidence. World-renowned forensic scientist, author, and educator Dr. Richard Saferstein once again brings together a contributor list that is a veritable Who’s Who of the top practicing forensic scientists in the field. This Third Edition, he is joined by the Director of the Core Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis at Northeastern University, co-editor Dr. Adam Hall.  The two volumes focus on the analytical, biological, and chemical aspects of forensic science practice, and the topics covered in this new edition of Volume I include a broad range of subjects including:

  • Legal Aspects of Forensic Science
  • Analytical Instrumentation such as Microscopy, Microspectrophotometry, IR Spectroscopy, GC, LC, CE and MS
  • Trace Evidence Characterization of hairs, dust and inks
  • Biological Identification of body fluids and human DNA

This is an update of a classic reference and will serve as a must-have desk reference for forensic science practitioners. It will likewise be a welcome resource for professors teaching advanced forensic science techniques and methodologies at universities world-wide, particularly at the graduate level.

Table of Contents

1. Legal Aspects of Forensic Science

[Gil I. Sapir]

2. Basic Light Microscopy

[Nicholas Petraco and Thomas Kubic]

3. The Forensic Identification and Association of Human Hair

[Richard E. Bisbing]

4. A Guide to the Analysis of Forensic Household Dust Specimens and Their Statistical Significance

[Nicholas Petraco]

5. Fundamentals of Visible Microspectrophotometry in Forensic Science

[Michael B. Eyring]

6. Forensic Applications of Infrared Spectroscopy

[Edward M. Suzuki]

7. Forensic Characterization and Comparisons of Inks

[Tatiana Trejos and Jose Almirall]

8. Forensic Gas Chromatography

[David T. Stafford and Thomas A. Brettell]

9. Forensic Applications of High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis

[David Northrup]

10. Forensic Mass Spectrometry

[Adam B. Hall and Richard Saferstein]

11. Identification of Semen

[Edwin Jones]

12. The Application of Capillary Electrophoresis in Forensic DNA Analysis

[Bruce McCord]

About the Editors

Dr. Richard Saferstein has served as an expert witness over 2000 times in nearly 150 federal and state courts involving a variety of forensic issues. From 1970 to 1992, he headed the crime laboratory of the New Jersey State Police, USA.

Dr. Adam B. Hall is the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Facility within the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis – Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts., USA.

Subject Categories

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