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FORENSIC SCIENCE- AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC CRIME DETECTION BY HJ WALLS (SOUTH ASIAN EDN)

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The purpose and “slant’ of this book is still adequately described by the opening paragraphs of the preface to the first edition. However, in preparing the second, the writer has been influenced by the fact that the first, though primarily addressed to non-scientists concerned with law enforcement, provide more successful than he had dared to expect as an introduction to forensic science for those entering it professionally. In this edition, therefore, he has tried–with what success, others must judge–to combine a complete and scientifically acceptable coverage of the field with sufficient elementary explanation to make this comprehensible by readers without a scientific training.
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Contents
1.   Introduction
2.   The Work of the Forensic Science Laboratory
I.     Crime
II.    Crime and Science
III.   Science: A Changing Picture
3.  Contact Traces I—Marks,  Scratches and Physical Fits
I.    Introduction
II.    Marks and Scratches
III.   Casts
IV.   Some Examples
4.   Contact Traces II—Paint, Glass and Soil
I.    Paint
II.   Glass
III.   The Breaking of Glass
IV.   Soil
5.   Other Offences against Property
I.    Safe-Breaking
II.   The Identification of Stolen Property
III.  Detector Powders
6.   Road Accidents
I.    Hit-and-Run Accidents
II.    What Caused the Accident?
7.   Chemistry  and  the  Physical Sciences:   Scope  and Problems
I.    The Chemist’s Problems
II.   Other Physical Sciences
8.   Chemistry: Methods
I.    The Analytical Revolution
II.    Methods of Separation
III.   Electrochemical Measurements
IV.   Thermal Measurements
V.    Optical Methods of Analysis
VI.   Mass Spectrometry
VII.  Methods using X-Rays and Radioactivity
VIII. Characteristic X-Rays and the Scanning Electron Microscope
9.   Alcohol and the Driver
I.    Physiology
II.   Effects
III.  Driving
IV.  The Law
V.    Analysis: What?
VI.   Analysis: How?
VII.  How Much?
10.   Toxicology and Drug Identification
I.    Introductory
II.    Classification
III.    Volatile and Dialysable Poisons; Poisonous Elements
IV.   Involatile Organic Poisons
V.    Difficulties and Special Cases
VI.   Gases and Vapours
VII.   Drug Identification
11.   Personal Identification
I.    The Problem
II.    Personal Appearance, Hair, Bones, Teeth, etc.
III.   Fingerprints
IV.   Blood Groups
V.    A Note on Heredity
12.   Biology I—Blood and Other Body Fluids
I.    Is it Blood?
II.   Other Body Fluids
III.  Species Identification
IV.   The Identification of Red-Cell Antigenic Blood Groups
V.    Polymorphic Protein and Enzyme Systems
VI.   Conclusion
13.   Biology II—Mainly Microscopy
I.    Equipment
II.   Textile Fibres
III.   Hairs
IV.   Other Biological Material
V.    Sexing
14.   Fires  and Explosions
I.    Fires in General
II.   The Expert at the Scene
III.  Spontaneous Combustion
IV.  Arson
V.   Fatal Fires
VI.   Explosions
15.   Firearms
16.   Documents
I.    Scope
II.   Equipment
III.  The Examination of the Material
IV.  Handwriting
V.   Typewriting
17.   Photography
18.   The Scientist In the Witness Box
Further Reading
Glossary
Index
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AUTHOR

HJ WALLS

ISBN

9789384746476

PUBLICATION

SWEET & MAXWELL

YEAR OF PUBLICATION

2015

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