Thinking of a career that indulges your CSI fantasies? Want to understand the psychology of crime? Whether studying it for the first time or an interested spectator, Forensic Psychology For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this exciting field, plus fascinating case examples from around the world.
A valuable source of information for all those who are required to facilitate decisions regarding the cause and effects of fire. Students of forensic science will also find this text a useful insight into fire scene investigation.
This career-orientated book covers new and emerging fields of study, the many areas where psychology plays a significant role in the civil and criminal justice systems, and the wide range of issues that are an integral part of the forensic psychologist's day-to-day work.
A sexual sadist, the Zodiac's pleasure was torture and murder. He taunted the authorities with mocking notes telling where he would strike next. The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed 37 dead. He was never caught. This book tells the inside story of the hunt for the hooded killer, and finally reveals his possible true identity.
Forensic science, with its connections to crime and detective work, is a subject of wide fascination. This Very Short Introduction looks at the nature of forensic science, how forensic scientists work, the different techniques involved, and the broader legal issues it raises.
Lie detection, offender profiling, insanity in the law, the minds of serial killers, and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of Forensic Psychology. David Canter shows how these often controversial topics bridge the gaps between academics and practitioners, behavioural sciences, and the law.
This title, filled with case studies, illustrations and photographs, draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists to uncover the vast and detailed under-workings of criminal investigation. Topics covered include: the stages of a body's decay and criminal science career paths.
This text provides an introduction to crime science, setting out its essentials. It provides a major statement of the nature and aspirations of crime science, and presents a series of case studies providing examples, in different settings, of the approach in action.
Provides an account of the development of forensic identification technologies and the way in which this has impacted upon the legal system. This book traces the advent of forensic identification technologies, focusing on fingerprinting and forensic DNA typing, and their growing deployment within the criminal justice system.
Talks about the increasing significance of DNA profiling for crime investigation in modern society. This book focuses on developments in the UK as the world-leader in the development and application of forensic DNA technology and in the construction of DNA databases as an essential element in the successful use of DNA for forensic purposes.
Aims to provide a map of the landscape of forensic science within the criminal justice system of the UK. This book presents the essential features of the subject, covering the disciplinary, technological, organizational and legislative resources that are brought together to make up contemporary forensic science practice.
Begins with an overview of investigation and computer foundations. This book describes data structures, analyzes example disk images, provides advanced investigation scenarios, and uses open source file system analysis tools. It analyzes the contents of multiple disk volumes, such as RAID and disk spanning.
Fingerprint identification is the most efficient, rapid, and cost-effective forensic identification modality. This title presents a guide to the recovery, identification, and management of unidentified postmortem fingerprint records - topics from postmortem fingerprint processing to database submission and case management that are discussed.
Looks at the history of forensic science over the last two centuries, during which time a combination of remarkable intuition, painstaking observation and leaps in scientific knowledge have developed this fascinating branch of detection.
A highly practical and invaluable introduction to crime scene management and evidence recovery for all first response officers. Offers step-by-step guidance on the various analysis techniques involved in forensic examination alongside clear scientific explanations written specifically for the non-specialist.
This new dictionary covers a wide range of terms used in the field of forensic science, touching on related disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and anthropology. Case examples, figures, and photographs make it the ideal reference for students and practitioners of forensic science, as well as those with an interest in forensic science.
Demonstrates the power of applied psychology to promote human welfare and optimal human functioning as well as the vast career opportunities that exist for those with a psychology education. This title examines how psychological science is and can be used to prevent and ameliorate pressing human problems to promote positive social change.
A collection that details how to conduct digital investigations in both criminal and civil contexts, and how to locate and utilize digital evidence on computers, networks, and embedded systems. It provides guidance in the three main areas of practice: Forensic Analysis, Electronic Discovery and Intrusion Investigation.
Provides the knowledge necessary to uncover and use digital evidence effectively in any kind of investigation. This title teaches how computer networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as a source of evidence. It includes chapters dedicated to networked Windows, and Unix, and Macintosh computers.
Outlines proven methods to help you collect and process physical evidence, analyze it, and understand its relevance to the case involved. This book evaluates the chemical and instrumental techniques, and covers areas such as forensic analysis of computers and advanced shooting scene reconstruction methods.
* Offers a unique mix of mathematics and statistics topics,specifically tailored to a forensic science undergraduatedegree. * All topics illustrated with examples from the forensic sciencediscipline. * Written in an accessible, student-friendly way to engageinterest and enhance learning and confidence.