Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
Andrew J. Harvey  More Info

What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology
Hi Tech Criminal Justice  More Info

Police Technology
Raymond E. Foster  More Info


Practical Bomb Scene Investigation (Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations)
James T. Thurman  More Info
price: $89.95

Death's Acre : Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales
William Bass  More Info
price: $9.75

Handbook of Polygraph Testing
Academic Press  More Info
price: $84.95

Detecting Malingering and Deception: Forensic Distortion Analysis, Second Edition
Harold V. Hall  More Info
price: $149.95

Forensic Examination of Explosions
Alexander Beveridge  More Info
price: $199.95

Cadaver Dog Handbook: Forensic Training and Tactics for the Recovery of Human Remains
Andrew Rebmann  More Info
price: $66.80

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: With an Introduction to Crime Scene Reconstruction, Second Edition
Tom Bevel  More Info
price: $94.67

Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Second Edition
William G. Eckert  More Info
price: $79.95

Forensic science is an important component of a criminal justice degree.

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Forensics Demystified
Barry Fisher  More Info

Barry A. J. Fisher is the Crime Laboratory Director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, a position he has held since 1987. He began his career in Criminalistics with the Sheriffs crime lab in 1969. His current interests concern the interrelationship between forensic science and the law along with public policy issues concerning the timely delivery of quality forensic support services to the criminal justice system. To that end, he served as a member of the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Sections Ad Hoc Committee to Ensure the Integrity of the Criminal Process and is currently a member of the American Judicature Societys Commission of Forensic Science and Public Policy. He represents the American Academy of Forensic Sciences on the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations, which represents six national forensic science professional organizations and works to influence public policy in forensic science at the national level.

 

Fisher is a Distinguished Fellow and past-president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; past-president of the International Association of Forensic Sciences, past-president of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and a past-chairman of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board. He is a member of the Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisor Council.

 

His textbook, Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, in its 7th edition.  He is also a co-author of Forensic Science Demystified.  According to the book description, it "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."


Crime Science: Methods of Forensic Detection
Joe Nickell  More Info

Nationally respected investigators Joe Nickell and John Fischer explain the science behind the criminal investigations that have captured the nation's attention. Crime Science is the only comprehensive guide to forensics. Without being overly technical or treating scientific techniques superficially, the authors introduce readers to the work of firearms experts, document examiners, fingerprint technicians, medical examiners, and forensic anthropologists. Each topic is treated in a separate chapter, in a clear and understandable style. Nickell and Fisher describe fingerprint classification and autopsies, explain how fibers link victims to their killers, and examine the science underlying DNA profiling and toxicological analysis. From weapons analysis to handwriting samples to shoe and tire impressions, Crime Science outlines the indispensable tools and techniques that investigators use to make sense of a crime scene. Each chapter closes with a study of a well-known case, revealing how the principles of forensic science work in practice.
 

Joe Nickell, author of Detecting Forgery, Camera Clues, Unsolved History, Real-Life X-Files, Secrets of the Sideshows, The Kentucky Mint Julep, and Mystery Chronicles, is Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Skeptical Inquiry in Amherst, NY.

John F. Fischer, president of Forensic Research and Supply Corporation, worked for many years as a forensic analyst in a Florida crime laboratory and has lectured at the FBI Academy. Publisher's Weekly said of
 Crime Science: Methods of Forensic Detection, "Nickell (Pen, Ink and Evidence) and Fischer provide a comprehensive primer of forensic investigation for the uninitiated. After an introductory chapter details the proper protocol for securing a crime scene, nine chapters focus on different forms of evidence. Although the writing is uninspired, a great deal of basic information is presented. Each chapter ends with a well-known case study in which the techniques discussed played a significant role. The relatively brief case studies are the most interesting portion of the book and demonstrate the range of evidence with which investigators must deal. A conviction was secured in the Lindbergh kidnapping by matching marks on a homemade ladder left at the crime scene with a carpenter's plane in Bruno Hauptmann's garage; a detailed fiber analysis led police to conclude that Wayne Williams was responsible for the deaths of 30 black men in Atlanta. Also discussed are firearms in the Sacco and Vanzetti case, toxicology in the investigation into Marilyn Monroe's suicide, DNA "fingerprinting" in the O.J. Simpson case and anthropological techniques in an examination of the deaths of Russia's last czar and his family. Some technical material, like how a bullet's entry hole might be smaller than the bullet making the hole, is glossed over, but there's enough here to satisfy most inquisitive readers."


Environmental Forensics and Its Effects on Investigations
Greg MacMaster  More Info
price: $19.95

File System Forensic Analysis
Brian Carrier  More Info
price: $31.49

Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (College Version), Eighth Edition
Richard E. Saferstein  More Info
price: $103.35

Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition : Biology, Technology, and Genetics of STR Markers
John M. Butler  More Info
price: $79.95

Criminal Investigation (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
Wayne W. Bennett  More Info
price: $118.95

EnCase Computer Forensics: The Official EnCE : EnCase?tified Examiner Study Guide
Steve Bunting  More Info
price: $44.09

A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation
Thomas W. Golden  More Info
price: $135.00

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Second Edition
Eoghan Casey  More Info
price: $69.95

Spitz And Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation Of Death: Guidelines For The Application Of Pathology To Crime Investigation
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher Ltd  More Info
price: $119.95

DNA Fingerprinting in Plants: Principles, Methods, and Applications, Second Edition
Kurt Weising  More Info
price: $99.95

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation (Protocols in Forensic Science)
John J. Lentini  More Info
price: $139.95


Forensic Pathology, Second Edition
Vincent J. M. DiMaio  More Info
price: $92.86

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Mary Roach  More Info
price: $10.74

Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Second Edition
Vincent J. M. DiMaio  More Info
price: $93.42

Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis (2nd Edition)
Brent E. Turvey  More Info
price: $84.95

Forensic Science
Stuart James  More Info
price: $79.95

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition
Barry A. J. Fisher  More Info
price: $83.84

Forensics For Dummies
Douglas P. Lyle  More Info
price: $12.99

Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents, Revised Edition
Ordway Hilton  More Info
price: $126.95

Human Osteology, Second Edition
Tim D. White  More Info
price: $89.95

Forensic Pathology : Principles and Practice
David Dolinak  More Info
price: $220.00

Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition
Stan B. Walters  More Info
price: $71.47

Criminal Interrogation and Confessions
Jones & Bartlett Publishers  More Info
price: $74.01

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