Practical Skills in Forensic Science

Author: Alan Langford

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131144002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

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This is the 'one-stop' guide you need to help you through all practical aspects of your forensic science course.Becoming a forensic scientist depends on developing a wide range of practical skills, ranging from those required to observe, measure and record accurately, to those associated with operating up-to-date analytical equipment. You will also need broader skills, for example, in relation to teamwork and study. Practical Skills in Forensic Science provides an easy-to-read guide to help you develop the skills you need to succeed. This text provides comprehensive coverage of the necessary skills, including aspects of chemistry, biology and physics, as well as relevant aspects of law. Key features: Presents information in a concise and user-friendly manner, helping you to master and practice key techniques. Designed as a practical aid to learning, with margin tips and hints, definitions, and worked examples. These help guide you through the content and are engaging to read. Uses 'How to' boxes which set out the essentials in a step-by-step manner, helping you to understand techniques in context. Provides practical advice on specific techniques, including taking fingerprints and DNA analysis, as well as broader skills, such as tackling numerical problems and passing exams. Uses illustrations and tables to help you navigate the information. Provides key sources of further study for every topic, including printed and online material, guiding you on where to go for your research. Includes case examples, guidelines for reporting results and advice on the legal aspects of forensic science, providing you with a grounding in the realities of becoming a forensic scientist. Who is this book for?Practical Skills in Forensic Science is an indispensable book for undergraduate students taking forensic science degree programmes and for those following related courses such as forensic chemistry. It will also be highly useful to students taking modules in forensic analysis or crime scene investigation as part of a broader programme, or a joint degree course. It represents a valuable resource for postgraduate students working in this area, and lecturers should find it an effective way to supplement information given in practical sessions.About the authorsAlan Langford is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Forensic Sciences, John Dean is Associate Dean (Research), Rob Reed is Head of Biomedical Sciences and David Holmes is Director of Academic Development in Applied Sciences, all at Northumbria University. Jonathan Weyers is Senior Lecturer and Director, Learning Enhancement Unit and Allan Jones is Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences Teaching Unit, both at the University of Dundee.
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Practical Skills in Forensic Science

Author: Alan M Langford,John Dean,Rob Reed,Jonathan Weyers,Allan Jones

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292140496

Category: Science

Page: 672

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If you are studying forensic science, or a related course such as forensic chemistry or biology, then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout your entire degree programme. This ‘one-stop’ text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your studies. It will also give you a solid grounding in the wider transferable skills such as teamwork and study skills. This third edition of Practical Skills in Forensic Science builds upon the excellent foundation of its predecessors and provides an easy-to-read guide to help you develop the skills you need to succeed. It retains the key features of earlier editions, with a layout that explains the essential elements of practical techniques and procedures in a step-by-step manner to help you understand their application in the context of forensic science. Features include: · Coverage of a wide range of practical aspects from fingerprint recovery, trace evidence examination, bodily fluid examination and DNA analysis, as well as broader skills such as tackling numerical problems and passing exams. · Case examples, guidelines for documentation and reporting results, plus advice on the legal aspects of forensic science provide you with an understanding of the professional role of a forensic scientist. · New material on personal development planning, learning styles, e-learning and avoiding plagiarism. · Updated sections on software for graphical and statistical analysis. · Worked examples and ‘How To’ boxes provide practical guidance and support. · Key points highlight critical features of methodology. · Use of margin tips, definitions and illustrations throughout. · Additional sources of further study identified for every chapter. · Safety notes highlight specific hazards and appropriate practical steps to minimise risk. · Study exercises (and answers) in each chapter help to reinforce learning. ALAN LANGFORD is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Criminology and Forensic Sciences at Northumbria University, UK; JOHN DEAN is Professor of Analytical and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Graduate School at Northumbria University, UK; ROB REED is Professor of Biomedical Science and Director of Undergraduate Science Programs at CQUniversity, Australia; DAVID HOLMES is Director of Collaborative Programs in Applied Sciences at Northumbria University, UK; JONATHAN WEYERS is Director of Quality Assurance at the University of Dundee, UK; and ALLAN JONES is Senior Lecturer and Chancellor's Award Fellow in Ecology, Environmental Science and Zoology at the University of Dundee, UK.
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Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences

Author: Rob Reed

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132391153

Category: Science

Page: 552

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Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science, is an indispensable book for undergraduate students in the life sciences. The book provides useful support at all stages of a degree course and underpins any practical course in biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, immunology and microbiology. It is also a valuable resource for teachers of biology in colleges and secondary schools. Laboratory and field studies are essential components of undergraduate training in biomolecular science. Practical work must be fully understood and effectively presented, but many students under-perform because they lack basic laboratory skills. This book, now in its third edition, continues to provide students with easy-to-use guidance for laboratory and field studies, but in addition it now covers broader transferable skills. As a result the new edition provides guidance and support over the entire range of a typical undergraduate course in biochemistry and biomedical science.
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Forensic Sciences

Review of Status and Needs

Author: Richard Rau,Kathleen Marie Higgins

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788187971

Category:

Page: 71

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To assess the current state of forensic laboratories, the Nat. Inst. of Justice, the Nat. Inst. of Standards & Technology/Office of Law Enforcement Standards, & the Amer. Soc. of Crime Lab. Directors, held a joint workshop, Forensic Science Summit: Roadmap to the Year 2000,Ó in March 1997. The purpose of the workshop was to determine the current status & needs of forensic laboratories on training; technology transfer; methods, research, development, testing, & evaluation; & analytical services. The workshop also provided a forum to explore the use of national & Federal laboratory resources & how best to take advantage of this external support.
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Practical skills in biomolecular sciences

Author: Rob Reed,Robert H. Reed

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 338

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Provides comprehensive coverage focusing on the cellular and molecular aspects of the life sciences including: general advice on practical work; separation and analytical techniques; microbial and cell culture systems; nucleic acid analysis and genetic engineering; recording, interpreting and analysing results; guidance on the use of the Internet and World Wide Web; hints on exam technique and general communication skills.
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Forensic Science

Current Issues, Future Directions

Author: Douglas H. Ubelaker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118373898

Category: Science

Page: 424

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Co-published with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences,Forensic Science presents comprehensive internationaldiscussion of key issues and future directions within the forensicsciences. Written by accomplished and respected specialistsin approximately eleven distinct areas of the forensic sciences,the volume will examine central issues within each discipline,provide perspective on current debate and explore current andproposed research initiatives. It will also provide theforensically involved international community with current in-depthperspective on the key issues in the contemporary practice of theforensic sciences.
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Education and training in forensic science

a guide for forensic science laboratories, educational institutions, and students

Author: National Institute of Justice (U.S.). Technical Working Group for Education and Training in Forensic Science

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 45

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Practical Skills in Chemistry

Author: John Dean,David Holmes,Alan M Jones,Allan Jones,Rob Reed,Dr Author

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 027373119X

Category: Science

Page: 592

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If you are studying chemistry, or a related course such as forensic chemistry or biochemistry, then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout your entire degree programme. This ‘one-stop’ text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your studies. It will also give you a solid grounding in the wider transferable skills such as teamwork and study skills.
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