This new, full-color edition of World of Forensic Science is a comprehensive guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social, and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences. With approximately 600 entries, enhanced with over 200 images and illustrations, World of Forensic Science covers the individuals, techniques and principles of biology, chemistry, law, medicine, physics, computer science, geology, and psychology involved in the multidisciplinary examination of crime scenes and evidence used in legal proceedings. Topics range from types of evidence (fingerprints, hair, weapons) to specific techniques and methods of analysis (ballistics, DNA ID), organizations (Federal Crime Lab), individuals (Alphonse Bertillon), and trials (O.J. Simpson). World of Forensic Science, 2nd ed. avoids jargon and uses language that laypersons can understand while still providing authoritative, balanced information that explains forensic science.
Features & Benefits
- Thematic outline of the entries to give users access points to the content that go beyond the A-Z format of the volumes (new to this edition).
- Over 200 full-color photos, illustrations, graphs, etc., to augment the text.
- Heavily cross-referenced.
- Glossary of difficult terms.
- Chronology of important forensic and legal milestones and world events, placing the development of these fields--and individual scientists and their discoveries--in a timeline and allowing students to see historical events that influenced or were influenced by them.
- For More Information section.
- General Index to offer access to places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned within the text.
New cover design and four-color page layout.