Published Online: 5 May 2004
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Program Manager for Forensic Sciences, NIST, Office of Law Enforcement Standards, Gaithersburg, MD
The Encyclopedia of Forensic Science is a condensed version of facts and trivia that should be at the forensic examiner's fingertips when testifying in court. I thoroughly enjoyed the random insertion of case histories that pulls the reader out of the analytical depths and into reality. The case histories are peppered with speculation adding to the intrigue; photographs and diagrams are nicely inserted allowing visual explanation of a process or technique. Although if this document is targeted to the novice forensic science student as both the forward and preface allude to, then the text should have undergone a more thorough review.
Paper ID: JFS2004094