Essential Forensic Biology

Essential Forensic Biology

eBook - 2006
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Essential Forensic Biology is an introduction to the application of the science of biology in legal investigations. Focusing on the legal system in the UK, the book provides a detailed description of the decay process, and discusses the role of forensic indicators - human fluids and tissues, including blood cells, bloodstain pattern analysis, hair, teeth, bones and wounds. It also considers the role microorganisms, invertebrates and plants play within forensic investigations before considering future directions in forensic science. The book examines the study of forensic biology in cases of suspicious death, and also explores the organisms used in a range of legal investigations; from human and animal neglect to food spoilage, structural damage, the illegal collection/trade of protected species and bioterrorism. 

Essential Forensic Biology fills the gap for a resource, which provides information on the range of biological organisms; animals, plants and microbes used in forensic studies. An invaluable introductory text for all students taking forensic science courses, the book features a fully integrated website that covers forensic entomology with additional material and figures from the text to enhance student understanding.

  • An introduction covering the essentials of forensic biology
  • Features a fully integrated website covering forensic entomology with additional material and self-test questions to reinforce student understanding
  • Each chapter includes a series of questions and topics for further study
  • Focuses on the UK legal system

From the reviews:

“…the numerous black and white photographs, drawings and tables within the book are clear and well deployed.” TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT, 23rd February 2007



Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : J . Wiley, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780470028896
0470028890
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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