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Forensic science 

Forensic science

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Forensic science
Author(s):

Jonathan P. Wyatt

, Tim Squires

, Guy Norfolk

, and Jason Payne-James

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199229949.003.0015
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date: 26 March 2017

Introduction to forensic science - Crime scene management - Crime scene investigation - Locards principle - Identification: matching and uniqueness - Daubert - Trace evidence: background - Trace evidence: glass - Trace evidence: paint - Trace evidence: hairs and fibres - Fingerprints - Forensic analysis of DNA - Interpretation of DNA analysis - National DNA database - Exonerating the innocent - Forensic biology - Source of blood - Blood pattern analysis - Forensic identification of semen - Forensic identification of other fluids - Forensic anthropology - Forensic archaeology - Forensic entomology - Environmental forensics - Document analysis - Forensic miscellany - Fire: background - Fire prevention and safety - Behaviour of fire indoors - Behaviour of fire outdoors - Fire: investigation - Explosions and explosives - Explosion investigation - The context effect and scientific evidence - Forensic statistics - The prosecutors fallacy

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