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Due to its connections to violent crime and ingenious detective work, forensic science is a subject of endless fascination to the general public. A criminal case can often hinge on a piece of evidence such as a hair, a blood trace, a bit of saliva on a cigarette butt, or the telltale mark of a tire tread. High profile cases have stoked this interest in recent years and some of the most popular shows on television - such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and its raft of spin-offs - attest to the enduring popularity of forensic science as a form of grisly entertainment.
This Very Short Introduction looks at the nature of forensic science, examining what forensic science is, how it is used in the investigation of crime, how crime scenes are managed, how forensic scientists work, the different techniques used to recover evidence, and the range of methods available for analysis. It also considers how forensic science serves the criminal justice system and the challenges of communicating complex scientific evidence in a court of law.
One of the first things you heard when beginning this book is a promise that a PDF of the figures, diagrams, and illustrations that are CONSTANTLY referred to is available for download where the book was purchased. If you can't see what image the writer is talking about, how can you learn from this book? More importantly than that, how can you rate it with more than one star?
Don't download this book until the PDF is made available.
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I too would like to know where the PDF mentioned in the audible introduction is?
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What disappointed you about Forensic Science?
In its printed form this is obviously a book full of pointed lists and tables. And that is not suitable for the audio book format.
Has Forensic Science put you off other books in this genre?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
a lot involves the dull replication of listings of statistics and tables that pads out the lack of in depth coverage or pratical cases. The book starts out with bold philosophical beginnings that are disapointingly not met with practical examples or any real substance.
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