Volume 28, Issue 3 (July 1983)
A Review of Chemical Criminalistics
The authors of this work have written from the advantageous position of being intimately familiar with their subject, a qualification not universally available to authors of books on forensic science subjects. Indeed, the major strength of this book rests with the personal description of the actual laboratory work done in real cases. A unique contribution is the provision of the specific wording of reports in many cases. This is virgin territory for authors and yet is a subject often agonized over (and debated) by forensic scientists. While one might not agree with all the report outlines, it is useful to know how such things are done elsewhere.