© 2011

The Forensic Laboratory Handbook Procedures and Practice

  • Ashraf Mozayani
  • Carla Noziglia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Anja Einseln
    Pages 1-14
  3. Lisa Gefrides, Katie Welch
    Pages 15-50
  4. Donnell Christian
    Pages 51-103
  5. W. Jerry Chisum
    Pages 105-122
  6. James B. Crippin
    Pages 123-144
  7. Carmine J. Artone
    Pages 145-180
  8. Carol Henderson, Kurt W. Lenz
    Pages 181-212
  9. Mark Pollitt, Robert Bianchi
    Pages 213-226
  10. Edward E. Hueske
    Pages 227-264
  11. Helena Soomer Lincoln
    Pages 265-281
  12. Elizabeth A. Laposata
    Pages 283-333
  13. William J. Tilstone
    Pages 335-367
  14. William L. Leaver
    Pages 369-383
  15. Ashraf Mozayani
    Pages 385-402
  16. William M. Davis
    Pages 403-416
  17. M. Lee Goff
    Pages 447-478
  18. Kenneth C. Mohr, Louis Hartman
    Pages 479-508
  19. Jennifer C. Love, Michelle D. Hamilton
    Pages 509-537

About this book


Forensic science has come a long way in the past ten years. It is much more in-depth and much broader in scope, and the information gleaned from any evidence yields so much more information than it had in the past because of incredible advances in analytic instruments and crucial procedures at both the crime scene and in the lab. Many practices have gone digital, a concept not even fathomed ten years ago. And from the first collection of evidence to its lab analysis and interpretation to its final presentation in court, ethics has become an overriding guiding principle. That’s why this new edition of this classic handbook is indispensable. The Forensic Laboratory Handbook Procedures and Practice includes thirteen new chapters written by real-life practitioners who are experts in the field. It covers the tried and true topics of fingerprints, trace evidence, chemistry, biology, explosives and arson, forensic anthropology, forensic pathology, forensic documents, firearms and toolmarks. This text also addresses an array of new topics including accreditation, certification, ethics, and how insects and bugs can assist in determining many facts including a margin of time of death. In the attempt to offer a complete and comprehensive analysis The Forensic Laboratory Handbook Procedures and Practice also includes a chapter discussing the design of a laboratory. In addition, each chapter contains educational requirements needed for the discipline it covers. Complete with questions at the end of each chapter, brief author bios and real crime scene photos, this text has risen to greet the many new challenges and issues that face today’s forensic crime practitioners.


Evidence Forensic Pathology Forensics Toxicology forensic science laboratory

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashraf Mozayani
    • 1
  • Carla Noziglia
    • 2
  1. 1.Harris County Medical Examiner's OfficeHoustonUSA
  2. 2.AikenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Forensic Laboratory Handbook Procedures and Practice
  • Editors Ashraf Mozayani
    Carla Noziglia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60761-871-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-62703-829-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60761-872-0
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XII, 600
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forensic Science
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews of the second edition:

“The 21 chapters cover the major areas of a forensic laboratory and carry the additional theme of accreditation throughout the text. … This handbook is highly recommended for not only forensic laboratories but also for crime scene investigation units (sworn and civilian), officers, detectives, and police administrators who are responsible for evidence collection and processing. … I would recommend this textbook for consideration in classes involving undergraduate forensic science, criminal investigation, and forensic laboratory management.” (Kenneth B. Zercie, Sr., Journal of Forensic Identification, Vol. 63 (5), September-October, 2013)