Encyclopedia of forensic science / Suzanne Bell ; foreword by Barry A.J. Fisher ; preface by Max M. Houck.
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|Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library||363.25 BEL (Text)||39206019485679||NonFiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0816048118 (hc)
- Physical Description: xvi, 350 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, c2004.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Entries A-Z -- Feature essays: Forensic science and history -- Classification, identification, individualization, and a common source -- Myths of forensic science -- DNA typing and privacy -- Drug testing in sports -- Careers in forensic science: Reality check -- Learning from tragedy: Forensic science and terrorist attacks -- History of fingerprints: Stay tuned! -- Future of forensic science -- Fiction and forensic science -- TWA Flight 800: Mass disaster and the interface of criminal investigation forensic science, and forensic engineering -- Future of lie detection -- Forensic science and juries: How complex is too complex? -- Top ten cases in forensic science.
|Summary, etc.:|| Bell (forensic chemistry, West Virginia University) explains traditional and emerging concepts and technologies in forensic science in this 600-entry encyclopedia. In addition to entries, the encyclopedia also includes 14 essays on how forensic science relates to areas such as terrorist attacks, privacy concerns, and drug testing in sports. Some 200 b&w photos and illustrations, plus a section of color photos, are included, as well as a list of acronyms and abbreviations. The encyclopedia will be useful to students, general readers, journalists, and working professionals.
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