centering around detective work and the science of criminal
are popular these days but how in-depth can they get in 30 to 60
minutes? CRIME LAB: A Guide for Nonscientists
takes you behind the scenes, describing each step of the analysis of
gathered at crime scenes, explaining in easy-to-understand concepts
what’s happening along the way. Complex instruments such as the gas
and techniques such as DNA amplification are thoughtfully described
with 130 illustrations including 100 in color.
DNA, drugs, firearms, O.J.—Take an illustrated tour through the inner workings of a crime lab following crucial evidence gathered at a brutal homicide. Each step of the forensic analysis is explained in easily understood terms by an experienced forensic scientist.
John Houde, B.S., D.A.B.C., is a board certified, twenty-year veteran criminalist and the author of over twenty articles on the subject of forensic science. His articles have appeared in such publications as The California Narcotic Officer and the Journal of Forensic Sciences. He is in his eighth year as publisher of the CACNews, the official journal of the California Association of Criminalists, representing over 550 criminalists worldwide. John has spent much of his career educating juries, investigators and attorneys in various topics of forensic science. His specialty areas include the analysis of narcotics, trace and fire debris evidence.
amazon.com is also an excellent place to shop for this book.
(Also available through traditional wholesalers including Ingram and Baker&Taylor)
1 Process 16
2 Blood Will
3 Scenes of
5 Clues in
the Dust 68
6 Tools of
Will Tell and Tell 108
Little Instruction Book 120
11 Impressions 156
12 Credibility 172
For Further Study 200
Picture Credits 206
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