Criminalistics

Title:                      Criminalistics

Author:                 James E. Girard

Girard, James (2015). Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime, And Terrorism, 2nd ed. Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning

LCCN:    2013034072

HV8073 .G564 2015

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Date Posted:      January 11, 2016

Joshua Sinai, PhD reviews (below) the 2011 version of the book. It has now been updated and the second edition published in 2015.

Reviewed by Joshua Sinai[1]

An authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the study of forensic science and crime scene analysis, covering subjects such as fingerprint identification, DNA, paint and glass analysis, drug toxicology, and forensic soil characterization. Also covered are counterterrorism and homeland security issues such as detecting explosives, weapons of mass destruction, cybercrime and cyberterrorism.

[1] Sinai, Joshua, PhD. in The Intelligencer: Journal of U. S. Intelligence Studies (19, 1, Winter/Spring, 2013, p. 106). Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Washington-based educator and consultant on terrorism and counterterrorism studies. He has provided capsule reviews of important books recently published on terrorism and counter-terrorism-related topics. He can be reached at: Joshua.sinai@comcast.net.

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