- ISBN: 9781599634418 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1599634414 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
- Publisher: Cincinnati : F+W Media, 2011.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; FOREWORD; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; PART I: THE FORENSICS SYSTEM; CHAPTER 1: FORENSIC SCIENCE: THE HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION; CHAPTER 2: EVIDENCE: THE HEART AND SOUL OF FORENSICS; PART II: THE CORONER AND THE BODY; CHAPTER 3: THE AUTOPSY: A LOOK INSIDE THE BODY; CHAPTER 4: IDENTIFYING THE BODY: WHO IS THE VICTIM?; CHAPTER 5: TIME OF DEATH: A CRITICAL PART OF THE TIMELINE; CHAPTER 6: CAUSE, MECHANISM, AND MANNER OF DEATH: HOW DID THE VICTIM DIE?; CHAPTER 7: BODILY HARM: IDENTIFYING WOUNDS; CHAPTER 8: ASPHYXIA: DEPRIVING THE BODY OF OXYGEN.
Chapter 9: serology: blood and other body fluidschapter 10: dna: your personal code; chapter 11: toxicology: drugs, poisons, and toxins; part iii: the crime scene and the crime lab; chapter 12: fingerprints: a handy identification tool; chapter 13: bloodstains: patterns tell the story; chapter 14: impressions: shoes, tires, tools, and fabrics; chapter 15: trace evidence: sweating the small stuff; chapter 16: firearms examination: more than guns and ammunition; chapter 17: arson investigation: fires and explosions; chapter 18: questioned documents: handwriting and forgery examination.
Chapter 19: criminal psychology: assessing the mindafterword; appendix: forensic science tools.
|Summary, etc.:|| Just because you don't have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner, doesn't mean you can't learn your way around a crime scene. In Forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D., takes each area of forensics--from fingerprint analysis to crime scene reconstruction--and discusses its development, how the science works, how it helps in crime solving, and how you as a writer might use this technique in crafting your plot. This comprehensive reference guide includes:Real-life case files and the role forensic evidence played in solving the crimesA breakdown.
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