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Top 7 Books About Forensic Science

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A selection of top-rated books for those interested in the study of forensic science.

1. Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science

An excellent book for the non-scientific reader that is interested in understanding forensic science. The book explores how forensic science is applied to criminal investigations, the techniques used, along with current terminology, and practices seen in the crime laboratory. The book also offers an interactive crime scene CD-ROM that allows readers to participate as an investigator as the crime is solved. This is an excellent resource for anyone in the field of forensics or criminal justice.
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2. The Casebook of Forensic Detection

Author: Colin Evans. This novel offers reader's the ability to delve into 100 investigations and learn how experts from various forensic fields used their knowledge to solve the cases. It is a great book for beginners to seasoned vetrans interested in reading how specific cases get solved using the science of forensics.
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3. Forensic Pathology, Second Edition

A medicolegal textbook by Vincent (pathology, U. of Texas-San Antonio), the Chief Medical Examiner for a Texas county, and Dominick, retired Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. Within the book forensic topics such as: time of death, blunt trauma wounds, and airplance crashes are solved.
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4. Practical Homicide Investigation

This is an excellent guide for anyone involved in homicide investigation as well as newcomers to the field of forensic science.
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5. Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide

Author: Vernon J. Geberth. This practical "how-to" guide allows readers to learn step-by-step the forensic techniques used to solve sudden death and violent death investigations.

6. Gunshot Wounds -

Arthur: Dr. Di Maio. Gunshot Wounds - Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques. The book contains numerous photographs of victims who died from gunshot wounds and lenghty discussion and references to the latest in forensic study of such wounds and weapon identification. .

7. Interpretation of Bloodstain Evidence at Crime Scenes

"A medicolegal textbook by Vincent. They begin with an overview of the specialty that recognizes and interprets diseases and injuries in the human body for legal investigations. Then they consider such topics as the time of death, blunt trauma wounds, craniocerebral injuries, and airplane crashes." Amazon.com
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