This book focuses on a marvel approach that blends chemistry with forensic science and is used for the examination of controlled substances and clandestine operations. The book will particularly interest forensic chemists, forensic scientists, criminologists, and biochemists.
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- RA 1148.H362 2004
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The purpose of this handbook is to provide professionals with current, practical, and empirically based information to guide their work in forensic settings, or to better their understanding of the issues and debates in forensic psychology. Divided into four sections, the Handbook of Forensic Psychology covers basic issues, assessment, mental disorders and forensic psychology, and special topics. The basic issue chapters present a primer on law for the psychologist, a primer on psychology for attorneys, an overview of ethical issues relevant to forensic psychology, and a chapter on forensic report writing. The assessment section discusses factors and measures relevant for assessing a variety of behaviors, propensities, and capabilities, including dangerousness, violence, suicide, competency, substance abuse, PTSD and neuropsychological evaluations, as well as discussing interviewing children and child custody evaluations. Additional chapters discuss eyewitness testimony, recovered memory, polygraphs, sexual harassment, juror selection, and issues of ethnicity in forensic psychology.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- HV8073.C387 2015
This book approaches the analysis of forensic contact traces from a polymer science perspective. The development of characterization methods of new or unusual traces and the improvement of existing protocols is described. The book starts with a general introduction to polymers and the issues related to transfer, persistence and recovery of polymeric traces. The chapters present a distinctive feature of polymers, discussing how it can be measured, what the practical difficulties which can be encountered in the analysis, and how useful that information is for comparison or identification purposes. Practical tips for the realization of the forensic analyses are included.
An applied approach to teaching forensic microscopy in educational settings, featuring new experiments and an up-to-date overview of the field Practical Forensic Microscopy: A Laboratory Manual, 2nd Edition, is a unique resource that brings the microscopic procedures used by real-world forensic investigators to the college laboratory, providing hands-on knowledge of the microscopes and microscopic techniques used in the field. Presenting a balanced, skills-based approach to the subject, this student-friendly lab manual contains dozens of experiments designed to cover the various microscopic evidence disciplines, including examinations of fingerprints, firearm, toolmark, shoeprint and tire impressions, gunshots, fibers, soil, glass breakage, drugs, semen, and human hair.
Adopted for courses in many of the top universities for forensic science and used by respected medical examiner’s offices and crime laboratories worldwide, Principles of Forensic Toxicology prepares the next generation of forensic toxicologists and continues to be an important reference in professional practice.
This encyclopedia includes entries by experts in the field which explore the scope of ethical decision-making and behaviours within the spheres of criminal justice systems, including policing, corrections, courts, forensic science, and policy analysis and research.
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference Collection -- RA1017.E56 2005
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The Encyclopedia of Forensic & Legal Medicine comprehensively covers forensic and legal medicine (including related specialities and scientific, technical and legal issues) and is available online and in four printed volumes, offering any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics.
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Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science' includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other's protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
Encyclopedia of Forensic Science: a compendium of detective fact & fiction
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- HV8073.C595 2002
"From Sherlock Holmes to O. J. Simpson the public's fascination with the forensic aspects of criminal cases is well served with this one-volume survey of the various types of Forensic science. This Encylopedia covers major scientific techniques and devices used in analyzing evidence collected at crime scenes and describes the practitioners, both real and fictional. Historical notes on the criminal cases in which new techniques were first applied focus mainly on the United States with an occasional inclusion of relevant British and French discoveries and applications. In addition to the A-Z arrangement, all entries are listed by the following broad topics: types of forensic evidence, the science in forensic science, poisons and drugs, forensic scientists or officials, types of crimes or conditions, criminal cases, criminals, fictional characters in television programs about forensic science, serial killers, and fiction writers of forensic science."
Forensic Science: An encyclopedia of history, methods & techniques
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - HV8073.T55 2006
300+ A-Z entries covering all aspects of forensic science, including crime scene investigation, evidence identification, and the historical development of forensics. 30+ photographs illustrating techniques such as the examination of ink and handwriting, hairs and fibers, guns and ammunition, and foot and tire prints.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- HV8073.W55 2009
This A to Z encyclopedia provides a comprehensive, definitive, and up-to-date reference of the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process, including, but not limited to, forensic scientists, doctors, practicing and academic lawyers, paralegals, police, crime scene investigators, analytical chemists, behavioral scientists and toxicologists.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- HV8073.W674 2016
This guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social, and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences 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.