The Forensic Laboratory Handbook

Procedures and Practice

  • Ashraf Mozayani
  • Carla Noziglia

Part of the Forensic Science and Medicine book series (FSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lisa A. Gefrides, Katherine E. Welch
    Pages 1-33
  3. Donnell Christian
    Pages 35-61
  4. W. Jerry Chisum
    Pages 63-77
  5. Robert P. Bianchi, Mark Pollitt
    Pages 79-90
  6. James B. Crippin
    Pages 91-115
  7. Brian E. Dalrymple
    Pages 117-141
  8. Edward E. Hueske
    Pages 143-176
  9. Helena Soomer
    Pages 177-193
  10. Joye M. Carter
    Pages 195-210
  11. William J. Tilstone
    Pages 211-222
  12. William L. Leaver
    Pages 223-248
  13. Ashraf Mozayani
    Pages 249-263
  14. Richard E. Bisbing
    Pages 265-290
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 291-300

About this book


The image of forensic science as projected by popular film, television, and print media often fails to convey accurately the reality of the work and its potential for finding the truth. In The Forensic Laboratory Handbook: Procedures and Practice, prominent forensic experts explain in simple language the capabilities and limitations of modern forensic laboratory procedures, techniques, analyses, and interpretations. Here, interested readers will find an understandable and fascinating introduction to the complex worlds of forensic serology, DNA, chemistry, crime reconstruction, digital evidence, explosives, arson, fingerprints, firearms, tool marks, odontology, and pathology. Additional chapters address the problems of quality assurance and trace evidence analysis, document examination, and toxicology in the forensic laboratory.
Timely and realistic, The Forensic Laboratory Handbook: Procedures and Practice not only illuminates the difficult but fascinating work performed in the real forensic laboratory, but also details the practical procedures forensic scientists employ in their day-to-day work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ashraf Mozayani
    • 1
  • Carla Noziglia
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Harris County Medical Examiner’s OfficeHouston
  2. 2.Coral Springs
  3. 3.Tanzania, Africa

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