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Science Versus Crime Max M. Houck

Science Versus Crime

Max M. Houck

Published January 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780816055081
Hardcover
201 pages
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Science versus Crime provides an insiders look at how crimes are solved with the help of forensic science. Offering students a peek at the many investigations that have revolutionized this field of study, this new book explores the pioneers ofMoreScience versus Crime provides an insiders look at how crimes are solved with the help of forensic science. Offering students a peek at the many investigations that have revolutionized this field of study, this new book explores the pioneers of forensic science, how evidence is collected and analyzed, the science of DNA, fingerprinting, and more. Written by a well-respected forensic scientist with extensive experience in this field, this fascinating volume covers the important cases and procedures that govern scientific evidence: testimony, admissibility hearings, and how the law and scientific evidence intersect in a courtroom. Science versus Crime is an essential book for middle- and high-school students, providing them with a thorough understanding of what forensic science is and how it can assist in crime fighting. Chapters include:-Forensic Science: In and Out of the Laboratory-History and Pioneers-What Is Evidence?-Microscopy-Spectroscopyand more.