Professional Issues in Forensic Science.
By: Houck, Max M.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Advanced Forensic Science Series: Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2015Description: 1 online resource (391 p.).ISBN: 9780128006238.Subject(s): Forensic sciencesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Professional Issues in Forensic ScienceDDC classification: 363.25 LOC classification: HV8073 -- .P764 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front Cover; Professional Issues in Forensic Science; Copyright; Contents; Editor: Biography; List of Contributors; Foreword; Overview; Section 1. Introduction; History of Forensic Sciences; Further Reading; Principles of Forensic Science; What Is Forensic Science?; The Trace as the Basic Unit of Forensic Science; Two Native Principles; Nonnative Principles; Further Reading; Relevant Websites; Transfer; Introduction; Transfer; Factors Affecting Transfer; Fiber Type; Fiber Morphology and Thickness; Fabric Texture and Construction; Area of Contact; Number of Contacts
Force of Pressure or ContactDifferential Shedding; Primary and Secondary Transfer; Special Cases; Mechanism of Fiber Transfer; Fiber Transfer: A Dynamic Process; Fiber Transfer Modeling; Concluding Comments; Further Reading; Persistence and Recovery; Introduction; Persistence; Factors Affecting Persistence; Effect of Fiber Size and Morphology; Differential Loss; Effect of Garment Cleaning; Fiber Binding; Fiber Redistribution; Methods of Recovery; Visual Search; Surface Debris Tapings; Scraping; Vacuuming; Combing; Choice of Recovery Method; Documentation and Packaging; Contamination Issues
ConclusionFurther Reading; Key Terms; Review Questions; Discussion Questions; Additional Readings; Section 2. Analysis; Collection and Chain of Evidence; Introduction; Scene Examination; Evidence Collection; Control Samples; Chain of Custody; Further Reading; Relevant Website; Contamination; Definition; Background; Steps to Avoid Contamination; Choosing Who Should Examine the Scene (Location, Person, or Item); Actions within the Examination; The Use of Blanks and Controls; Demonstrating the Integrity of Items and Investigations; Conclusion; Relevant Website; Packaging; Background
Paper as a Packaging MediumInfested Material; Collection of Items; Labeling; Collection; Summary; Appendix 1 Collection and Packaging; Ammunition; Bite Marks; Suspect; Blood; Whole Blood; Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation; Cigarette Butts; Clothing; Documents; Fibers; Fire Debris; Firearms Discharge Residue; Projectile Hole in Clothing; Projectile Hole in Dead Skin; Glass; Hairs; Control Samples; Insects: Flies; Paint; Postmortem Samples; Safe Insulation and Safe Surface Paint; Saliva; Seminal Stains; Soil from Scene and Suspect's Clothing and/or Environment; Tools; Toolmark(s); Vegetation
WiresNotes; Further Reading; Preservation; Preservation: A Time Frame Process; Threats to Evidence; Further Reading; Recording; Background; Notes; Photographs; Digital Photography; Video Recording; Plans; Computer-Aided Design; Photogrammetry; Sketch Plan; Coordinate and Triangulation Methods of Measuring Crime Scenes; Procedure for Measuring Crime Scenes; Scale Plan; Computers; Summary; Further Reading; Standard Methods; Introduction; Why Standards Are Required?; The United States National Academy of Sciences Report 2009; Global Standard Environment; Challenges in Developing Standards
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