Encyclopedia Of Forensic Science

Encyclopedia Of Forensic Science

Encyclopedia of Forensic Science

This encyclopedia is designed for high school and college students as well as the general reader with an interest in the subject. It contains approximately 800 to 1200 entries and 15 prose essays, complemented by illustrations and black-and-white photographs, which focus on the principal areas and issues that characterize this field of science. The volume is designed to be accessible to non-specialists and contextualizes the subject with historical information and examples of famous cases in which forensic science proved invaluable. Entries are all indexed and cross-referenced and there is a list of resources such as further reading, educational opportunities, and web sites to help guide more in-depth study of the subject.

From School Library Journal
The tremendous growth in popularity of forensic science in popular culture via television shows like CSI and the fictional works of Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell has generated a corresponding growth in public interest in the topic. This book is made up of 15 essays describing the application of forensic science to real-life situations as well as 650 alphabetical entries, most including recommendations for further reading. Bell (chemistry, West Virginia Univ.)—who is a member of the American Academy...

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