Forensics: a guide for writers

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Just because you don't have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner doesn't mean you can't learn your way around a crime scene.

In Forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D., takes each area of forensicsfrom fingerprint analysis to crime scene reconstructionand discusses its development, how the science works, how it helps in crime solving, and how you as a writer might use this technique in crafting your plot. This comprehensive reference guide includes:

  • Real-life case files and the role forensic evidence played in solving the crimes
  • A breakdown of the forensics system from its history and organization to standard evidence classification and collection methods
  • Detailed information on what a dead body can revealincluding the cause, mechanism, and manner of death
  • The actual steps taken to preserve a crime scene and the evidence that can be gathered there, such as bloodstains, documents, fingerprints, tire impressions, and more
Forensics is the ultimate resource for learning how to accurately imbue your stories with authentic details of untimely demises.

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table_of_contents Introduction -- Forensic science : the history and organization -- Evidence : the heart and soul of forensics -- The autopsy : a look inside the body -- Identifying the body : who is the victim? -- Time of death : a critical part of the timeline -- Cause, mechanism, and manner of death : how did the victim die? -- Bodily harm : identifying wounds -- Asphyxia : deriving the body of oxygen -- Serology : blood and other body fluids -- DNA : your personal code -- Toxicology : drugs, poisons, and toxins -- Fingerprints : a handy identification tool -- Bloodstains : patterns tell the story -- Impressions : shoes, tires, tools, and fabrics -- Trace evidence : sweating the small stuff -- Firearm examination : more than guns and ammunition -- Arson investigation : fires and explosions -- Questioned documents : handwriting and forgery examination -- Criminal psychology : assessing the mind -- Afterword -- Appendix: Forensic science tools.
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