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Forensic Chemistry

From the study of explosives and bodily fluids to drug analysis and fingerprints, chemical methods have played a major role in crime investigation in the last few decades. Forensic Chemistry examines the… (See Below for Full Description)
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From the study of explosives and bodily fluids to drug analysis and fingerprints, chemical methods have played a major role in crime investigation in the last few decades. Forensic Chemistry examines the many ways these scientific techniques have infiltrated crime investigation in today's world.

This accessible book examines the chemical characteristics of fuels and explosives, as well as arson-related methods; other ways of identifying criminals through chemical processes, including blood and bodily fluid analyses, the chemical characteristics found in fibers and hair, and latent and DNA fingerprinting; and the chemical properties of drug analysis. Biographical information on important researchers in the field is also included. This volume is an excellent resource for students interested in the chemical methods used behind the crime scene.

Chapters include:
  • The Origins of Forensic Science
  • Fingerprinting
  • Forensic Serology
  • Toxicology and Drug Testing
  • Arson and Explosives Investigations
  • DNA Fingerprinting.

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ISBN-13 978-0-8160-5275-2
ISBN-10 816052751
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0976-3
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series The New Chemistry
Author David E. Newton
Publication Date 8/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Further reading. Web sources.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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