Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Introduces the history of forensic science and explores the role of chemistry in such areas as fingerprint detection, toxicology and drug testing, arson investigation, and DNA typing.

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A fascinating look at the field of forensic chemistry.

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From the study of explosives and bodily fluids to drug analysis and fingerprints, chemical methods have played a major role in crime investigation in the last few decades. Forensic Chemistry examines the many ways these scientific techniques have infiltrated crime investigation in today's world.

This accessible new book examines the chemical characteristics of fuels and explosives, as well as arson-related methods; other ways of identifying criminals through chemical processes, including blood and bodily fluid analyses, the chemical characteristics found in fibers and hair, and latent and DNA fingerprinting; and the chemical properties of drug analysis. Biographical information on important researchers in the field is also included. Forensic Chemistry is ideal for readers interested in the chemical methods used behind the crime scene.

Chapters include:
  • The Origins of Forensic Science
  • Fingerprinting
  • Forensic Serology
  • Toxicology and Drug Testing
  • Arson and Explosives Investigations
  • DNA Fingerprinting.


Publisher: New York : Infobase, c2008
ISBN: 9780816078004
0816078009
Branch Call Number: 363.25 New
Characteristics: xii, 190 p. : ill. --

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