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Forensic Chemistry

A fascinating look at the field of forensic chemistry.


Praise for the hardcover edition:

"Recommended."—Choice


From the study of explosives and bodily fluids to dru… (See Below for Full Description)
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A fascinating look at the field of forensic chemistry.

Praise for the hardcover edition:
"Recommended."—Choice

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 new 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. Forensic Chemistry is ideal for readers 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.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-7800-4
ISBN-10 816078009
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series The New Chemistry
Author David E. Newton
Publication Date 9/1/2008
Book's Binding Paperback
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Specifications 25 black-and-white photographs and 10 line illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Further reading. Web sources.
Available Formats Print

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