BEST SELLER! Science FORENSIC SCIENCE Third Edition Forensic Science Second Edition “From accelerants to Y-chromosome analysis, the entries provide precise information on any forensic- oriented topic that a reader could conceivably wish to study. Entries being with a definition and significance of the topic, and end with further readings, and see also sections pointing to additional resources. The articles aimed at non- scientists are clear and concise, generally avoiding overly technical language… Recommended. All readership levels.” –CHOICE “This publication could—perhaps should— be used to design an entire program in forensic science.” –CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2009 –CHOICE A comprehensive reference source on the theory, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. This second edition addresses one of the fastest-growing subjects in academic curricula—the forensic sciences. Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of both public and academic interest in the application of scientific techniques to investigations of crime. The topic list of Salem’s new reference set has been carefully constructed to cover the full range of the forensic sciences, whose incredible variety can be seen in the titles of some of the set’s core essays: Forensic Accounting, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Botany, Forensic Entomology, Forensic Geoscience, Forensic Nursing, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Photography, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Sculpture, and Forensic Toxicology. The set also provides detailed essays on specific types of investigations, such as arson, child abduction and kidnapping, homicide, and computer crime; both general and specific investigative techniques, such as autopsies, ballistics, chromatography, crime scene documentation, fingerprint analysis, and polygraph analysis; specialized equipment, such as bomb and nuclear detection devices; and types of evidence, such as fire debris, fibers and filaments, glass, and blood residue and stains. The set also includes brief articles on some of the most important federal legislation, selected Supreme Court decisions, and a variety of important legal principles to help to illuminate the legal dimensions of the forensic sciences. Forensic Science also provides extensive coverage of specific historical subjects that present fascinating case studies in the application of forensic science. These range from overviews of ancient criminal cases and mysteries and ancient science in law and courtrooms to examinations of such high-profile modern cases. June 2015 | Three Volumes, 1,224 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-729-0 | Library Price: $395 AT A GLANCE • 3 Volumes; 1,224 Pages • 500 Articles • Glossary • Category Index • Subject Index • 150 Sidebars & Tables • 300 Photos, Charts, Maps, etc. • General Bibliography • Online Resources Directory • Biographical Directory • Organization Directory • Television Shows • Timeline of Major Events FREE Online Access FREE (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! FORENSIC SCIENCE SCIENCE 117