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Forensics Demystified [Paperback]

David Fisher , Barry Fisher , Jason Kolowski
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1 Oct 2006 Demystified

There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects

Forensics Demystified explains forensic science in a logical progression from evidence collection through analysis and finally to the scientist actually testifying in court. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (1 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071454306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262132350
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.7 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 846,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Inside Flap

Explains the science and "hype" surrounding forensics, from language to
laboratory, examining evidence, photography, DNA, toxicology, and other
subtopics a forensic practitioner needs to know, all within the trusted
Demystified format.

From the Back Cover

INVESTIGATE FORENSICS without the latex gloves and magnifying glass

Get up to speed quickly on the fascinating field of forensics -- even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. Forensics Demystified offers an effective, enlightening, and entertaining way to learn this intriguing science.

First, you'll get an introduction to the various aspects of forensic science as well as some details on its beginnings. Next, you'll learn about crime scene investigation, forensic pathology, and DNA. Other topics covered include firearms and toolmarks, drugs and toxicology, forensic psychiatry, and much more. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you the fundamentals of forensics in no time at all.

This hands-on, self teaching text offers:

  • An easy way to understand forensics
  • Illuminating text and illustrations from three forensic professionals with more than 49 years of experience combined
  • A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • A final exam at the end of the book
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
  • A foreword by NYPD Crime Lab Director, Dr. Peter Pizzola

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Forensics Demystified is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this important science.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Really easy to read 27 May 2013
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Really easy to read and understand, much information but set out clearly and it doesn't confuse the reader at all!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars its ok i guess 15 Feb 2013
By Anj
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its a little childish. i bought the book expecting more details. it seemed to only give half the info and for someone studying weather for a career more or just as an interest it wasnt that informative?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best CRime Scene Book and affordable 25 Feb 2008
By Dale - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a police officer in the crime scene area and this book impressed me. It was recently published so the material is not outdated and it is VERY well written. I have much more expensive books written by Barry Fisher, this is an affordable, current well done book on how crime scene works.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great summary of Foensics 2 Nov 2012
By Bonnie Kolowski - Published on Amazon.com
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Written by my son!! It is a simplified look at Forensic Science that even a non scientist can fully understand
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