“This is an excellent and indispensable encyclopedia…it is virtually a goldmine of information.” - Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
This A-Z encyclopedia provides a definitive and comprehensive reference on the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process. It covers all topics which, either as part of an established forensic discipline or as a potentially useful emerging discipline, are of interest to those involved in the forensic process. This work represents the interdisciplinary nature of forensic sciences and covers such key areas as:
- Behavioural Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Digital Evidence, Multimedia and Engineering
- DNA Analysis of Biological Fluids
- Fire and Explosives
- Investigation & Law Enforcement
- Statistics and the Evaluation of Evidence
- Toxicology and Drug Analysis
This includes both the scientific methodology and the admissibility of evidence. The encyclopedia also provides case studies of landmark cases in the definition and practice of forensic science including Frye v. United States and Kumho Tire v. Carmichael.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science presents all material on a level and in a style that makes it accessible to a wide range of readers. In particular, lawyers needing to better understand the key aspects of the science, and scientists who require a deeper insight into legal issues will find the encyclopedia an important resource, as will physical, biological and behavioral scientists who require background information on the most important aspects of each other’s areas of expertise.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science is also available as an updating online major reference work. For further information and to download sample content click here.
- Title: Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (Five Volume Set)
- Length: 3104 pages
- Edition: 1
- Language: English
- Publisher: Wiley
- Publication Date: 2009-06-16
- ISBN-10: 0470018267
- ISBN-13: 9780470018262