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Written by a very well known authority in forensic science this book introduces the non scientific reader to the field of forensic science Through applications to criminal investigations clear explanations of the techniues and the abilities and limitations of modern crime labs Criminalistics covers the comprehensive realm of forensics The book strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non scientist Combining case stories with applicable technology Criminalistics captures the excitement of forensic science investigations Familiarizes readers with the most current technologies in forensic analysis KEY Aims at making the subject of forensic science comprehensible to a wide variety of readers who are planning on being aligned with the forensic science profession

10 thoughts on “Criminalistics

  1. says:

    I took a course in Forensics from Coursera recently and this was one of the suggested textbooksI'm REALLY glad that I got it because not only does it nicely complement the course but it's a great learning experience on its ownIt can be read as a book rather than a textbook in fact I think the chapter summaries and the uestions at the end of each chapter are not at all good but the information contained in the chapters is clear and very understandable even when they are somewhat complicated scientific ideasSo if you have the time and the discipline to read a textbook like a real book and you're into forensics check it out You can get this and earlier editions online for a reasonable price or I wouldn't have ordered it

  2. says:

    Even though this book was reuired reading for my Forensic Science class I found it absolutely fascinating I had no idea how in depth the Crime Scene Unit investigators get when it comes to collecting data transporting that data and then passing it off to the forensic scientist for analyzing The crimes that have been solved through the talents of individuals who perform forensic science on a daily basis is amazing to me I realize this book is considered a textbook but if you ever want to find out what law enforcement has to go through to solve a crime I think you might find this an interesting read

  3. says:

    You may think this doesn’t count but I shed tears trying to understand this damn book for my unit and by God I will make it count

  4. says:

    A really good textbook for general forensics If you have a background in physical science and biology you should find it uite familiar and if new to Forensics fascinating I highly recommend supplementing with Gardner's Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation to get a down to Earth and practical outlook

  5. says:

    A decent book I had for one of my classes but I don't think it went far enough in some of its explanations I seem to remember there being a lot of supplemental material we had in powerpoint presentations for class

  6. says:

    A very informative read a wealth of information A tough read that is very science oriented It took me a great deal of time to outline each chapter for class but the book had great chapter outlines nice pictures

  7. says:

    This book is badly edited You can read a whole chapter about a techniue and at the end of the chapter the author will tell you that this techniue is on longer in use because better techniues have been developed The book has math errors The book does NOT tell you that much of the so called science of tire tracks footprints bite marks blood spatters and marijuana testing is full of errors and is at best a pseudo science The book has inconsistencies on the same page it will give you two different sizes for the same kind of blood spatter This book is the text for my Forensic Biology class I'm recommending they not use it again

  8. says:

    I am not a Forensic Student I read this book for research purposes I don't know what forensics look like and this book makes it clear The explaination is comprehensive and well preserved Also the author gives cases in each chapter and provides so many helpful pictures

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    This textbook offers a great overview for an introductory forensic science course; every major segment of forensic science is covered to some degree entomology fire examination firearms bloodstain analysis etc The case studies are really interesting too and there are a lot of websites recommended that you can check outFor people wanting to know just the general basics of what forensic scientists do Saferstein has written a good jumping off point You'll want to read other books and take courses though if you want a proper in depth look at the subject matter because with some things he merely scratches the surface and with others he suggests somewhat uestionable methodsFor example in discussing the collection of bullets at a crime scene he suggests that the investigator put their initials either at the base of the bullet or on the nose of the bullet While it's really not the best idea to mark such small evidence as a bullet directly you should never I repeat NEVER make any kind of mark to the nose or sides of bullets recovered at a crime scene In doing so you are completely destroying or at least contaminating any trace evidence that could have been recovered and analyzed microscopically And with a bullet that has been fired there will ALWAYS be something on the nose for the microscopist So while Saferstein suggests initialling these items do the trace evidence and firearms examiners back at the lab a favor and just bag it up and fill out the form