Criminal Justice and Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Introduction

Author:   Lisa Smith ,  John Bond
Publisher:   Macmillan Education UK
ISBN:  

9781137310255


Pages:   236
Publication Date:   December 2014
Format:   Paperback
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An accessible guide for students across a variety of disciplines who are studying forensic evidence throughout the criminal justice system. Containing up to date and classic case studies, photos and examples, it assumes no prior scientific knowledge to ensure the discussion is clear but comprehensive.

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Author:   Lisa Smith ,  John Bond
Publisher:   Macmillan Education UK
Imprint:   Red Globe Press
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.307kg
ISBN:  

9781137310255


ISBN 10:   1137310251
Pages:   236
Publication Date:   December 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Forensic Studies.- 2. Identification Evidence.- 3. Comparison Evidence.- 4. Crime Scene Examination.- 5. Interpreting Evidence.- 6. Forensic Science in the Popular Media.- 7. Forensic Science in the Courtroom.- 8. Issues in Contemporary Forensic Science and Justice.

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As well as providing an introductory approach to the subject, the book offers further insights from multidisciplinary and applied perspectives without becoming overly dense in scientific details. ... this book is highly commended. ... Smith and Bond's book is highly suitable as it will offer a most appropriate platform for more informed insights both to students and practitioners of either forensic science or criminal justice. (Dave Walsh, British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 57 (5), September, 2017) Having a book that advocates such a multidisciplinary approach is great, particularly when one of the authors is so experienced in scene investigation ... . The book is clearly written from the perspective of at least one experienced crime scene examiner as there are many practical details about scene preservation, examination and recording. ... books of this type are important introductions to non-experts and a book that is readable, as is this one, are of value ... . (Dr. Anna Sandiford, Interfaces, Issue 88, December, 2016)


'This book is highly commended. The authors have successfully debunked the myths of forensic science, retaining a balance of argumentation, while giving a contemporary analysis of the interaction between forensic science and criminal justice.' Dr David Walsh, University of Derby, UK


'An excellent introduction to a very complex area. The text is a must-read for students, as it provides a 'real life' approach which is often absent in the popular media.' - Marika Henneberg, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, UK 'A unique, practical insight into the use of forensics in the criminal justice system. The use of case studies to illustrate the effectiveness of forensic science makes it a rich resource that will be easily accessible to students and academics.' - Jenny Wise, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of New England, Australia


Author Information

Lisa Smith is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK, and Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute. John Bond OBE is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Sciences at the University of Leicester, UK, and was previously Head of Forensic Services for Northamptonshire Police.

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