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Forensic Chemistry
  • Authored by: David E. Newton
  • From the Series: The New Chemistry
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0976-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 363.25
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 208

Summary

From the study of explosives and bodily fluids to drug analysis and fingerprints, chemical methods have played a major role in crime investigation in the last few decades. Forensic Chemistry examines the many ways these scientific techniques have infiltrated crime investigation in today’s world.

This accessible book examines the chemical characteristics of fuels and explosives, as well as arson-related methods; other ways of identifying criminals through chemical processes, including blood and bodily fluid analyses, the chemical characteristics found in fibers and hair, and latent and DNA fingerprinting; and the chemical properties of drug analysis. Biographical information on important researchers in the field is also included. This volume is an excellent resource for students interested in the chemical methods used behind the crime scene.

Chapters include:

  • The Origins of Forensic Science
  • Fingerprinting
  • Forensic Serology
  • Toxicology and Drug Testing
  • Arson and Explosives Investigations
  • DNA Fingerprinting.

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"...will be useful for chemistry students, students debating the issue, and students researching th[is] topic for science fair projects...Recommended."
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"The book’s strength rests with Newton’s ability to focus reader attention on relevant forensic science technology while using insightful, understandable explanations to allow the reader to comprehend the subject...an organized foundational survey of modern forensic chemistry...Recommended."
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