Forensic science: from fibers to fingerprints

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The lives of real forensic scientists scientists who apply their skills to crimes or other legal matters is just as intriguing as that of their television counterparts. Forensic Science profiles key figures in this newsmaking field, both pioneers and today's top forensics experts. Eye-catching, in-text sidebars explore specific aspects of each scientist's work. Each chapter includes a chronology and suggestions for further reading; the book's general bibliography provides students with information on forensics-related organizations and Web resources.
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table_of_contents Introduction -- Deadly powder : Mathieu Orfila, James Marsh, and detection of poisons -- Arches, loops, and whorls : Francis Galton, Edward Henry, and fingerprinting -- The language of blood : Karl Landsteiner and blood types -- Every contact leaves a trace : Alexandre Lacassagne, Edmond Locard, and forensic science laboratories -- The name on the bullet : Calvin Goddard and firearms identification -- Liar, liar : Leonarde Keeler and the polygraph -- Voiceprints : Lawrence Kersta and voice identification -- Bone biographies : Clyde Snow and forensic anthropology -- The body farm : William Bass and determining time of death -- The ultimate identifier : Alec Jeffreys and DNA profiling.
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