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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409024576
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Forensic Casebook

The Science of Crime Scene Investigation




As gripping as a Stephen King thriller, THE FORENSIC CASEBOOK is a must- have reference guide

Filled with intriguing true stories, and packed with black- and- white illustrations and photographs, THE FORENSIC CASEBOOK draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists- including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autopsists- to uncover the vast and detailed under workings of criminal investigation. Encyclopaedic in scope, this riveting, authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as:
- Securing a crime scene
- Identifying blood splatter patterns
- Collecting fingerprints- and feet, lip and ear prints
- 'Lifting' DNA prints
- Examining hair and fiber evidence
- Interpreting the stages of a body's decay
- Computer crime and forensic photography
- Career paths in criminal science
Lucidly written and spiked with real crime stories, THE FORENSIC CASEBOOK exposes the nitty- gritty that other books only touch upon.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409024576
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

N E Genge

Ngaire Genge is a best-selling author of Maori and Welsh descent who lives in Canada's sub-Arctic. She has degrees in Psychology, History, Biochemistry and Comparative Theology, and spent 5 years recording the oral legends of Native People in Canada, New Zealand, Tahiti, Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and Hawaii. She is a recipient of the Governor General's Award, the NSERC Fellowship Prize, and the Rothesay Grant for Cultural Study.


Praise for Forensic Casebook

“The Famous Five would have cracked their cases sooner if they had packed this in their haversacks. The budding crime writer will reach for it when writing a police procedural.”

The Times

“The ultimate guide to the art of detection”

Crime Time


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