Chapter

Forensic science

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199229949.003.0015

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Forensic science

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Introduction to forensic science - Crime scene management - Crime scene investigation - Locards principle - Identification: matching and uniqueness - Daubert - Trace evidence: background - Trace evidence: glass - Trace evidence: paint - Trace evidence: hairs and fibres - Fingerprints - Forensic analysis of DNA - Interpretation of DNA analysis - National DNA database - Exonerating the innocent - Forensic biology - Source of blood - Blood pattern analysis - Forensic identification of semen - Forensic identification of other fluids - Forensic anthropology - Forensic archaeology - Forensic entomology - Environmental forensics - Document analysis - Forensic miscellany - Fire: background - Fire prevention and safety - Behaviour of fire indoors - Behaviour of fire outdoors - Fire: investigation - Explosions and explosives - Explosion investigation - The context effect and scientific evidence - Forensic statistics - The prosecutors fallacy

Chapter.  19040 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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