A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case

Book Description

One failing of many textbooks is the isolation of chapters into compartmentalized . This format prevents students from understanding the connection between material learned in previous chapters with that of the current chapter. Using a unique format, A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case approaches the topic of forensic science from a real-life perspective in a way that these vital connections are encouraged and established.

The book utilizes an ongoing fictional narrative throughout, entertaining students as it provides hands-on learning in order to "crack the case." As two investigators try to solve a missing persons case, each succeeding chapter reveals new characters, new , and new physical evidence to be processed. A full range of topics are covered, including processing the crime scene, lifting prints, trace and blood evidence, and mtDNA sequencing, ballistics, skeletal remains, and court testimony. Following the storyline, students are introduced to the appropriate science necessary to process the physical evidence, including math, , chemistry, and .

The final element of each chapter includes a series of cost-effective, field-tested lab activities that train students in processing, analyzing, and documenting the physical evidence revealed in the narrative. Practical and realistic in its approach, this book enables students to understand how forensic science operates in the real world.

Book Details

  • Title: A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 508 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-10-17
  • ISBN-10: 1482234904
  • ISBN-13: 9781482234909
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