Supervising criminalist, Southern Regional Crime Laboratory, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Tucson, AZ
Dr. Saferstein's Criminalistics has remained perhaps the best introductory textbook on this field since it was first published 13 years ago. It successfully outlines techniques utilized by the modern crime laboratory in terms those with no background can follow. It has becn especially useful in allowing members of the criminal justice system to understand the language, capabilities, and limitations of the field. Its clear and simple style of presentation provides good review material for the new criminalist preparing for court testimony.
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