Forensic science: A very short introduction

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In this Very Short Introduction, Jim Fraser introduces the concept of forensic science and explains how it is used in the investigation of crime. He begins at the crime scene itself, explaining the principles and processes of crime scene management. He explores how forensic scientists work; from the reconstruction of events to laboratory examinations. He considers the techniques they use, such as fingerprinting, and goes on to highlight the immense impact DNA profiling has had. Providing examples from forensic science cases in the UK, US, and other countries, he considers the techniques and challenges faced around the world.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages160
ISBN (Print)9780199558056
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2010


  • forensic science
  • criminal investigation
  • crime scene investigation
  • DNA


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