Review of: Forensic Science: An Illustrated Dictionary

    Volume 50, Issue 1 (January 2005)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 2005

    Page Count: 1


    Johnson, DG
    Laboratory Director, New Jersey State Police, Office of Forensic Sciences, West Trenton, NJ

    Brettell, TA
    Laboratory Director, New Jersey State Police, Office of Forensic Sciences, West Trenton, NJ

    Abstract

    Forensic Science: An Illustrated Dictionary is an expanded version of Brenner's Forrensic Science Glossary (CRC Press. Boca Raton, Fl, 1999). This book is an effort by Brenner to keep pace with the ever-growing terminology of the disciplines that comprise the field of forensic science—a siZable task considering the recent explosion of interest in the field. Forensic Science: An Illustrated Dictionary includes terms from both the emerging and also the more traditional, but certainly expanding, branches of forensic science. It addresses a plethora of areas including, but not limited to, DNA technology, biochemistry, trace evidence, drugs, toxicology, firearms identification, questioned documents, photography, computer forensics, crime scene strictly in the light of forensic science, which is appropriate for a field-specific reference. For example, discipline is defined as “a major area of casework for which a laboratory may seek accreditation.”


    Paper ID: JFS2004284

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2004284

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