Originally published in 1982 by Pearson/Prentice-Hall, the Forensic Science Handbook, Third Edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in scientific testing, analysis, and interpretation of forensic evidence. World-renowned forensic scientist, author, and educator Dr. Richard Saferstein once again brings together a contributor list that is a veritable Who’s Who of the top forensic scientists in the field. This Third Edition, he is joined by co-editor Dr. Adam Hall, a forensic scientist and Assistant Professor within the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at Boston University School of Medicine. This two-volume series focuses on the legal, evidentiary, biological, and chemical aspects of forensic science practice.

The topics covered in this new edition of Volume I include a broad range of subjects including:

• Legal aspects of forensic science

• Analytical instrumentation to include: microspectrophotometry, infrared Spectroscopy, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry

• Trace evidence characterization of hairs, dust, paints and inks

• Identification of body fluids and human DNA

This is an update of a classic reference series and will serve as a must-have desk reference for forensic science practitioners. It will likewise be a welcome resource for professors teaching advanced forensic science techniques and methodologies at universities world-wide, particularly at the graduate level.

chapter Chapter 1|80 pages

Legal Aspects of Forensic Science

ByGil I. Sapir

chapter Chapter 2|70 pages

Forensic Paint Examination

ByDiana M. Wright, Daniel P. Kirby, John I. Thornton

chapter Chapter 3|50 pages

The Forensic Identification and Association of Human Hair

ByRichard E. Bisbing

chapter Chapter 4|43 pages

A Guide to the Analysis of Forensic Household Dust Specimens and Their Statistical Significance

ByNicholas Petraco, Nicholas D. K. Petraco

chapter Chapter 5|55 pages

Fundamentals of Visible Microspectrophotometry in Forensic Science

ByMichael B. Eyring

chapter Chapter 6|123 pages

Infrared Spectroscopy in the Forensic Sciences A Comprehensive Discussion

ByEdward M. Suzuki

chapter Chapter 7|39 pages

Forensic Characterization and Comparisons of Inks

ByTatiana Trejos, Jose R. Almirall

chapter Chapter 8|30 pages

Forensic Gas Chromatography

ByThomas A. Brettell, David T. Stafford

chapter Chapter 10|49 pages

Forensic Mass SpectrometryAnalytical Advancements and Casework Applications

ByAdam B. Hall, Richard Saferstein

chapter Chapter 11|94 pages

Analysis of Body Fluids in Sexual Assault Cases

ByEdwin L. Jones

chapter Chapter 12|37 pages

The Application of Capillary Electrophoresis in Forensic DNA Analysis

ByBruce R. McCord