Richard Saferstein. · Rating details · ratings · 16 reviews. Written by a very well-known authority in forensic science, this book introduces the. Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science. Front Cover. Richard Saferstein. Prentice Hall, – Social Science – pages. Richard Saferstein. Prentice Hall Career & Technology, I used this textbook for an Introduction to Forensic Science class. It was well written and easy to.
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Written by a very well-known authority in forensic science, this book introduces the non-scientific reader to the field of forensic science. Through applications to criminal investigations, clear explanations of the techniques, and the abilities and limitations of modern crime labs, Criminalistics covers the comprehensive realm of forensics.
The book strives to make the t. The book strives to make the technology of the modern crime acience clear to the non-scientist. Combining case stories with applicable technology, Criminalistics captures the excitement of forensic science investigations.
Familiarizes readers with the most current technologies in forensic analysis. KE Y Aims at making the subject of forensic science comprehensible to a wide variety of readers who are planning on being aligned with the forensic science profession.
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To ask other readers questions about Criminalisticsplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 07, Linda rated it really liked it. I took a course in Forensics from Coursera safwrstein and this was one of the suggested “textbooks.
It can be read as a book rather than vy textbook – in fact, I think the chapter summaries and the Questions at the end of each chapter are not at all good – but criminalustics information contained in the chapters is clear and very understandable, even when they are somewhat compl I took a course in Forensics from Coursera recently and this was one of the suggested “textbooks.
It can be read as a book rather than a textbook – in fact, I think the chapter summaries and the Questions at the end of each chapter are not at all good – but the information contained in the chapters ro clear and very understandable, even when they are somewhat complicated scientific ideas.
So, if you have the time and the discipline to read a textbook like a “real” book and you’re into forensics, check it out. You can get this and earlier editions online for a reasonable price or I wouldn’t have ordered it!!!!
Nov 02, Ann rated it really liked it. Even though this book was required reading for my Forensic Science class, I found it absolutely fascinating. I had no idea how in depth the Crime Scene Unit investigators get when it comes to collecting data, transporting that data and then passing it off to the forensic scientist for analyzing. The crimes that have been solved through the talents of individuals who perform forensic science on a daily basis is amazing to me. I realize this book is considered a “textbook”, but if you ever want to Even though this book was required reading for my Forensic Science class, I found it absolutely fascinating.
I realize this book is considered a “textbook”, but if you ever want to find out what law enforcement has to go through to solve a crime, I think you might find this an interesting read. Jan 05, Reginald Finley rated it it was amazing. A really good textbook for general forensics. If you have a background in physical science and biology, you should find it quite familiar and if new to Forensics, fascinating.
I highly recommend supplementing with Gardner’s Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation to get a more down-to-Earth and practical outlook. Dec 06, Kevin rated it liked it. This textbook offers a great overview for an introductory forensic science course; every major segment of forensic science is covered to some degree – entomology, fire examination, firearms, bloodstain analysis, etc.
Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science
The case studies are really interesting, too, and there are a lot of websites recommended that you can check out. For people wanting to know just the general basics of what forensic scientists do, Saferstein has written a good jumping-off point. You’ll want to read other books and ta This textbook offers a great overview for an introductory forensic science course; every major segment of forensic science is covered to some degree – entomology, fire examination, firearms, bloodstain analysis, etc.
You’ll want to read other books and take courses, though, if you want a proper in-depth look at the subject matter, because with some things he merely scratches the surface, and scinece others he suggests somewhat questionable methods.
For example, in discussing the collection of bullets at a crime scene, he suggests that the investigator put their initials either at the base of the bullet or on the nose of the bullet. While it’s really not the best idea to mark such small evidence as a bullet directly, you should never – I repeat, NEVER – make any kind of richwrd to the nose or sides of bullets recovered at a crime scene.
In doing so, you are completely destroying or at least contaminating any trace evidence that could have been recovered and analyzed microscopically.
So while Saferstein suggests initialling these items, do the trace evidence and firearms examiners back at the lab a favor and just bag it up and fill out the form. Mar 20, innae added it Shelves: I registered a book at BookCrossing. Lots of good info, but the computer sections are already out dated A very informative read. A tough read that is very science oriented. It took me a great deal of time to outline each chapter scjence class, but the book had great chapter outlines, nice pictures.
A decent book I had for one friminalistics my classes, but I don’t think it went far enough in some of its explanations. I seem to remember there being a lot of supplemental material we had in powerpoint presentations for class. Mar 13, Matthew rated it really liked it. This book is the second of only two of my college text books that I have enjoyed reading. This book delves into the “lab-work” side of criminal justice. The science behind some of the techniques and procedures is wild!
If you’re into this sort of thing. The class was awesome, but the book was a little lacking in terms of really comprehensive information. Forensic Science still rocks! Aug 29, Bradley America rated it it was amazing.
I was sad over having to return this to the svience rental place. It’s a fairly typical college course book but it’s readable rihcard interesting and has been a great source of information for my own writing.
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