HOWDUNNIT: FORENSICS


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


FOREWORD BY MATT WITTEN

FOREWORD BY LEE GOLDBERG

INTRODUCTION


PART I: THE FORENSICS SYSTEM

CHAPTER 1: FORENSIC SCIENCE: THE HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION

CHAPTER 2: EVIDENCE: THE HEART AND SOUL OF FORENSICS


PART II: THE CORONER AND THE BODY

CHAPTER 3: THE AUTOPSY: A LOOK INSIDE THE BODY

CHAPTER 4: IDENTIFYING THE BODY: WHO IS THE VICTIM?

CHAPTER 5: TIME OF DEATH: A CRITICAL PART OF THE TIMELINE

CHAPTER 6: CAUSE, MECHANISM, AND MANNER OF DEATH: HOW DID THE VICTIM DIE?

CHAPTER 7: BODILY HARM: IDENTIFYING WOUNDS 

CHAPTER 8: ASPHYXIA: DEPRIVING THE BODY OF OXYGEN

CHAPTER 9: SEROLOGY: BLOOD AND OTHER BODY FLUIDS

CHAPTER 10: DNA: YOUR PERSONAL CODE

CHAPTER 11: TOXICOLOGY: DRUGS, POISONS, AND TOXINS 


PART III: THE CRIME SCENE AND THE CRIME LAB

CHAPTER 12: FINGERPRINTS: A HANDY IDENTIFICATION TOOL

CHAPTER 13: BLOODSTAINS: PATTERNS TELL THE STORY

CHAPTER 14: IMPRESSIONS: SHOES, TIRES, TOOLS, AND FABRICS

CHAPTER 15: TRACE EVIDENCE: SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF

CHAPTER 16: FIREARMS EXAMINATION: MORE THAN GUNS AND AMMUNITION

CHAPTER 17: ARSON INVESTIGATION: FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

CHAPTER 18: QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS: HANDWRITING AND FORGERY EXAMINATION

CHAPTER 19: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY: ASSESSING THE MIND 


AFTERWORD  

APPENDIX: FORENSIC SCIENCE TOOLS 

INDEX 

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