Forensic Science a Very Short Introduction

Written By Jim Fraser
Forensic Science  a Very Short Introduction
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 27 February 2020
  • ISBN : 0198834411
  • Pages : 152 pages
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Download or read book entitled Forensic Science a Very Short Introduction by author: Jim Fraser which was release on 27 February 2020 and published by Oxford University Press, USA with total page 152 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Forensic science is a subject of wide fascination. What happens at a crime scene? How does DNA profiling work? How can it help solve crimes that happened 20 years ago? In forensic science, a criminal case can often hinge on a piece of evidence such as a hair, a blood trace, half a footprint, or a tyre mark. Complex scientific findings must be considered carefully and dispassionately, and communicated with clarity, simplicity, and precision. High profile cases such as the Stephen Lawrence enquiry and the Madeleine McCann case have attracted enormous media attention and enhanced general interest in this area in recent years. In this Very Short Introduction, Jim Fraser introduces the concept of forensic science and explains how it is used in the investigation of crime. He begins at the crime scene itself, explaining the principles and processes of crime scene management, and drawing on his own personal experience of high profile cases including, the murder of Rachel Nickell and the unsolved murder of Jill Dando. Fraser explores how forensic scientists work; from the reconstruction of events to laboratory examinations. He considers the techniques they use, such as fingerprinting, and goes on to highlight the immense impact DNA profiling has had. Providing examples from forensic science cases in the UK, US, and other countries, he considers the techniques and challenges faced around the world. This new edition has been fully updated to take into account developments in areas such as DNA analysis and drug analysis, and the growing field of digital forensics. Topical areas explored include the growing significance of cognitive bias in forensic science, and recent research that raises doubts about the validity of some forensic techniques. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Forensic Science a Very Short Introduction

Forensic Science  a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Jim Fraser
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0198834411
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Summary : Forensic science is a subject of wide fascination. What happens at a crime scene? How does DNA profiling work? How can it help solve crimes that happened 20 years ago? In forensic science, a criminal case can often hinge on a piece of evidence such as a hair, a blood trace, ...

Forensic Science A Very Short Introduction

Forensic Science  A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Jim Fraser
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-02-25
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0198834411
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Summary : Forensic science is a subject of wide fascination. What happens at a crime scene? How does DNA profiling work? How can it help solve crimes that happened 20 years ago? In forensic science, a criminal case can often hinge on a piece of evidence such as a hair, a blood trace, ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0198834411
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Summary : Forensic science is a subject of wide fascination. What happens at a crime scene? How does DNA profiling work? How can it help solve crimes that happened 20 years ago? In forensic science, a criminal case can often hinge on a piece of evidence such as a hair, a blood trace, ...

Forensic Science a Very Short Introduction

Forensic Science  a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Jim Fraser
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0198834411
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Summary : Forensic science is a subject of wide fascination. What happens at a crime scene? How does DNA profiling work? How can it help solve crimes that happened 20 years ago? In forensic science, a criminal case can often hinge on a piece of evidence such as a hair, a blood trace, ...

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Summary : Volcanoes are some of the most dramatic expressions of the powerful tectonic forces at work in the Earth beneath our feet. But volcanism, a profoundly important feature of Earth, and indeed of other planets and moons too, encompasses much more than just volcanoes themselves. On a planetary scale, volcanism is ...

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  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0198834411
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Summary : From the O. J. Simpson case to the CSI franchise, more and more of us are aware of and curious about the world of forensic science. Cynthia Holt takes that interest and directs it toward the literature that supports and defines the study of how evidence is discovered at a ...

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