Hardback 30-second forensic science : the 50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes / editors, Sue Black & Niamh Nic Daeid ; foreword by Val McDermid ; contributors, Mike Allen [and twelve others] ; illustrator, Nicky Ackland-Snow.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Ivy Press
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1782405518 9781782405511 (hbk.) :
Humanity's most appalling crimes are solved by experts presenting painstakingly gathered evidence to the court of law. Humanitys most appalling crimes are solved by experts presenting painstakinglygathered evidence to the court of law. Investigators rely on physical, chemicaland digital clues gathered at the scene of an incidentto reconstructbeyond all reasonable doubt the events that occurred in order to bringcriminals to justice. Enter the forensic team, tasked with providingobjective recognition and identification and evaluating physicalevidence (theclues) to support known or suspected circumstances. Far from thesuper-sleuths of fiction, the real-life masters of deduction occupy a world ofdogged detection, analysing fingerprints or gait,identifying traces of toxins,drugs or explosives, matching digital data, performing anatomicaldissection, disease diagnosis, facial reconstruction and environmentalprofiling.
159 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm