An accessible guide for students across a variety of disciplines who are studying forensic evidence throughout the criminal justice system. Containing up to date and classic case studies, photos and examples, it assumes no prior scientific knowledge to ensure the discussion is clear but comprehensive.
Lisa Smith is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK, and Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute. John Bond OBE is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Sciences at the University of Leicester, UK, and was previously Head of Forensic Services for Northamptonshire Police.
1. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Forensic Studies.- 2. Identification Evidence.- 3. Comparison Evidence.- 4. Crime Scene Examination.- 5. Interpreting Evidence.- 6. Forensic Science in the Popular Media.- 7. Forensic Science in the Courtroom.- 8. Issues in Contemporary Forensic Science and Justice.