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Published: 25 February 2010

160 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199558056

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Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction

Jim Fraser

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines what forensic science is, how it is used in the investigation of crime, and the principles and processes of crime scene management
  • Considers how forensic science serves the criminal justice system and the challenges of communicating complex scientific evidence
  • Demonstrates the techniques that are used to recover evidence and the potential range of methods available for analysis
  • Highlights the importance of the discovery of DNA profiling by Sir Alec Jeffreys, the emergence of the DNA database, and the ethical issues relating to it

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