Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
Copyright © 1999-2014 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Online ISBN: 9780470061589
About this Book
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science is an A-Z encyclopedia providing a comprehensive, definitive, and up-to-date reference of the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process. A vital reference work for all professionals working in the field, this resource provides essential information for forensic scientists, doctors, practicing and academic lawyers, paralegals, police, crime scene investigators, analytical chemists, behavioral scientists, and toxicologists.
It covers all topics which, either as part of an established forensic discipline or as a potentially useful emerging discipline, are of interest to those involved in the forensic process. This work represents the interdisciplinary nature of forensic sciences.
• Covers key areas such as: Behavioral, Biological Sciences, Criminalistics, Digital Evidence, Multimedia and Engineering, DNA Analysis of Biological Fluids, Fire and Explosives, Investigation and Law Enforcement, Law, Medicine, Statistics and the Evaluation of Evidence, Toxicology and Drug Analysis and Trace
• Contributions from specialists working in forensic institutions around the globe
• Provides case studies of landmark cases in the definition and practice of forensic science including Frye v. United States and Kumho Tire v. Carmichael
• Presents all material on a level and in a style that makes it accessible to a wide range of readers
The online edition of this comprehensive reference work offers all the content of the printed edition, along with the full functionality of an electronic major reference work including:
• New and updated articles added to the online edition up to December 2015
• A dynamic table of contents and online index is available for browsing and searching the text
• Articles are available in HTML and PDF and sections of articles can be easily downloaded and printed
• Separate windows enable you to view and scroll through the bibliography, figures, and tables, while viewing the text simultaneously
• Links to primary literature and key scientific websites
Praise for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science:
"This is an excellent and indispensable encyclopedia. Some encyclopedias of forensic science and forensic medicine have been published before, but they have gone out of date, and we all could do with a new and up-to-date information on this subject. It is virtually a goldmine of information." Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, July 2009.
The Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science was most recently updated in December 2015, including these new articles:
The Concept of Consecutive Matching Stria (CMS) and the Philosophy Behind the Concept of Individuality in Striated Match Comparisons
Bitemarks: Their Use in the Contemporary Justice System
Technology and Cognitive Bias
Contextual Bias in the Analysis of Bitemarks
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