If forensic science is to stand next to biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and the other natural sciences, its practitioners must do more than simply follow procedural steps in manuals. They must be able to articulate the fundamental principles and theories of forensic science. The International Forensic Science series is designed to embrace current challenges through innovative books that broaden forensic knowledge while deepening our understanding of the application of that knowledge.
A Life of Crime My Career in Forensic Science
Forensic Examination of Fibres
Fingerprints and Other Ridge Skin Impressions
Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science
Forensic Investigation of Explosions
By Robin T. Bowen
February 23, 2024
Integrity and honesty are the hallmarks of science—and especially so in the case of forensic science—making the study and practice of ethics essential to the field. Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, Third Edition directly addresses common stressors that can induce, or lead ...
By James Michael Curran
June 07, 2019
Statistical methods provide a logical, coherent framework in which data from experimental science can be analyzed. However, many researchers lack the statistical skills or resources that would allow them to explore their data to its full potential. Introduction to Data Analysis with R for Forensic ...
By Douglas Lucas
October 15, 2018
A Life of Crime: My Career in Forensic Science chronicles the career and experiences of world-renowned forensic scientist, Dr. Douglas Lucas. It is the culmination of his decades-worth of work in the field, developing innovative techniques that have revolutionized several aspects of forensic ...
By James Smyth Wallace
June 05, 2018
Chemical Analysis of Firearms, Ammunition, and Gunshot Residue, Second Edition continues in the tradition of the popular first edition, filling the void in forensic texts on the subject. While most books on firearms focus solely on the physical aspects of firearms, this book addresses forensic ...
By James Robertson, Claude Roux, Kenneth G. Wiggins
December 20, 2017
In order for forensic fibre examiners to fully utilize fibre and textile evidence during their analysis, they require not only specialised forensic knowledge but also in-depth knowledge of fibres, yarns and fabrics themselves. Production, both the chemical and physical structure, and the properties...
By Christophe Champod, Chris J. Lennard, Pierre Margot, Milutin Stoilovic
June 22, 2016
Since its publication, the first edition of Fingerprints and Other Ridge Skin Impressions has become a classic in the field. This second edition is completely updated, focusing on the latest technology and techniques—including current detection procedures, applicable processing and analysis ...
By Robin T. Bowen
September 19, 2017
While one would hope that forensic scientists, investigators, and experts are intrinsically ethical by nature, the reality is that these individuals have morality as varied as the general population. These professionals confront ethical dilemmas every day, some with clear-cut protocols and others ...
By Ted Vosk, Ashley F. Emery
September 26, 2014
Forensic metrology is the application of scientific measurement to the investigation and prosecution of crime. Forensic measurements are relied upon to determine breath and blood alcohol and drug concentrations, weigh seized drugs, perform accident reconstruction, and for many other applications. ...
By Michael P. Caligiuri, Linton A. Mohammed
February 22, 2012
The Daubert trilogy of U.S. Supreme Court cases has established that scientific expert testimony must be based on science grounded in empirical research. As such, greater scrutiny is being placed on questioned document examination generally, and handwriting comparison in particular. Bridging the ...
By Alexander Beveridge
November 02, 2011
Now in its second edition, Forensic Investigation of Explosions draws on the editor’s 30 years of explosives casework experience, including his work on task forces set up to investigate major explosives incidents. Dr. Alexander Beveridge provides a broad, multidisciplinary approach, assembling the ...
By Robert B.J. Dorion
March 16, 2011
Experts in the field of bitemark evidence confront complexities ranging from the identification and collection of evidence, to microscopic analysis, to legal implications and courtroom admissibility. Now in its second edition, Bitemark Evidence reflects the knowledge, training, experience, opinions...
By Steven A. Koehler, Peggy A. Brown
August 26, 2009
After 9/11, forensic epidemiology emerged as a leading investigative tool, partnering public health officers with law enforcement like never before. Based on the authors’ first-hand experience, Forensic Epidemiology brings to light the vast amounts of information collected by medical examiners that...