The Forensic Casebook

The Science of Crime Scene Investigation

By Ngaire E. Genge; N. E. Genge
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345452030, 336pp.)

Publication Date: August 27, 2002

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"An intrepid investigator crawls through miles of air conditioning ducts to capture the implicating fibers of a suspect's wool jacket . . . A forensic entomologist discovers insects in the grill of a car and nails down a drug dealer's precise geographical path . . . A gluttonous criminal's fingerprints are lifted from a chocolate truffle. . . .
"Filled with these and many other intriguing true stories, and packed with black and white illustrations and photographs, "The Forensic Casebook" draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists--including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autoposists--to uncover the vast and detailed underworkings of criminal investigation. Encyclopedic in scope, this riveting, authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as:
- Securing a crime scene
- Identifying blood splatter patterns
- Collecting fingerprints--"and" feet, lip, and ear prints
- Interpreting the stages of a body's decay
- Examining hair and fiber evidence
- Trace evidence from firearms and explosives
- "Lifting" DNA prints
- Computer crime and forensic photography
- Career paths in criminal science
Lucidly written and spiked with real crime stories, "The Forensic Casebook" exposes the nitty gritty that other books only touch upon. Here is a reference book as addictive as a page-turning novel of suspense.

About the Author
N.E. Genge is the author of numerous books, including The Buffy Chronicles and The Unofficial X-Files Companion. She lives in Labrador City, Newfoundland.

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