Forensic science is becoming an increasingly popular subject for today's students, as well as being the inspiration for countless hit television shows. Now, Matthew Johll has created an innovative, new chemistry book that introduces students from a non-science background to the fundamentals of chemistry, through a captivating array of examples and applications from real-life crime scenes, Sherlock Holmes' stories and authentic accounts of drug deals, murders and thefts.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Forensic Chemistry Evidence Collection and Preservation Atomic Clues Chemical Evidence Properties of Solutions Advanced Evidence Analysis Drug Chemistry The Chemistry of Addiction Arson Investigation The Chemistry of Explosions Estimating Time of Death Heavy Metal Poisoning Nuclear Chemistry Identification of Victims: DNA Analysis
MATTHEW JOHLL is Professor of Chemistry and Forensic Science at Illinois Valley Community College, USA.