From students to all individuals interested in the field of forensic sciences will love 'Bodies of Evidence,' which includes an informative examination of the science of criminal investigation. Packed with intriguing case histories involving a variety of forensic evidence, it chronicles the role of those who have made the most significant contributions to the fields of forensic specialties.
The body of the book is divided into the following chapters, along detailed criminal case histories: "Gathering the Evidence;" "Suicide or Murder?;" "Mark of Death (Physical assault, bruising);" "With Poison Deadly;" "Skull and Bones;" "Breath of Life (death by oxygen deprivation);" "Worm in the Flesh (decomposition, insect traces);" "Finger of Suspicion (fingerprints);" "Written in Blood;" "DNA Fingerprinting;" "Hanging by a Hair;" "The Speeding Bullet;" "Fire and Destruction;" "Fragments of Evidence (broken glass, paint fragments, etc);" "Speaking Likeness (voice prints);" "The Guilty Party (handwriting, identity parades, etc.);" "The Forensic Hardware (hi-tech methods and devices such as Neutron Activation, Mass Spectrometry, etc.)."
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