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Introduction to Forensic Sciences

2nd Edition

By William G. Eckert

CRC Press

404 pages

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pub: 1996-12-13
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Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is the current edition of this bestselling introductory textbook. Dr. William Eckert, one of the world's foremost authorities in the area of forensic medicine, presents each of the distinct fields that collectively comprise the forensic sciences in a logical, relatively non-technical fashion.

Each chapter is written by a well-known expert in his/her respective field, and each specialty area is thoroughly treated. When appropriate, the various methods of applying these sciences in different countries are covered. Heavily illustrated, the Second Edition has been updated to include current procedures and techniques that were not available or usefully developed when the first edition was published.

Features include:


"…covers important aspects of forensic science…fulfils main objectives to give the student or lay person an introduction to various aspects of forensic science."

International Journal Legal Medicine, 1999, J12:350

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Forensic Sciences, W.G. Eckert

Historical Development of Forensic Sciences, W.G. Eckert

Criminalistics, W.G. Eckert

Forensic Psychiatry, W.G. Eckert

Coordination of Forensic Activities and Use in Court, W.G. Eckert

Legal Medicine and Jurisprudence, C. Wecht

Forensic Pathology, B. Knight and G. Eckert

Forensic Toxicology, A. Polkis

Questioned Documents, W.H. Storer

Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation, S.H. James and C.F. Edel

Serology and DNA Typing, G.T. Duncan and M.L. Tracey

Forensic Odontology, M. Bernstein

Forensic Anthropology, M.Y. Iscan and S.R. Loth

Appendix A: Resources in Forensic Sciences, W.G. Eckert

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms, W.G. Eckert

Appendix C: Historical Chronology of American Crime and Forensic Problems, W.G. Eckert


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science