Filled with intriguing true stories, and packed with black-and-white illustrations and photographs, The Forensic Casebook draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists - including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autopsists - to uncover the vast and detailed under workings of criminal investigation. Encyclopaedic in scope, this riveting, authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as: Securing a crime scene; Identifying blood splatter patterns; Collecting fingerprints-and feet, lip and ear prints *'Lifting' DNA prints; Examining hair and fibre evidence; Interpreting the stages of a body's decay; Computer crime and forensic photography; Career paths in criminal science. Lucidly written and spiked with real crime stories, The Forensic Casebook exposes the nitty-gritty that other books only touch upon.
Ngaire Genge is a best-selling author of Maori and Welsh descent who now lives in Canada's sub-Arctic. She has degrees in Psychology, History, Biochemistry and Comparative Theology, and spent 5 years recording the oral legends of Native People in Canada, New Zealand, Tahiti, Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and Hawaii. She is a recipient of the Governor General's Award, the NSERC Fellowship Prize, and the Rothesay Grant for Cultural Study.