Practical Skills in Forensic Science eBook (3e) : 9781292140490

Practical Skills in Forensic Science eBook (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9781292140490
ISBN 10
 
1292140496
Published
 
23/10/2018
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
Pages
 
Format
 
 
Title type
eBook
$60.00
 
 
 
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About the book: 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.

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Table of contents
List of boxes
Preface
Guided tour
For the student
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Fundamental approaches to science
1 Essentials of practical work
2 Health and safety
3 Making measurements and observations
4 SI units and their use
5 Scientific method and design of experiments
Fundamental laboratory techniques
6 Working with liquids
7 Basic laboratory procedures
8 Principles of solution chemistry
9 pH and buffer solutions
10 Introduction to microscopy
11 Setting up and using microscopes
12 Sample preparation
13 DNA analysis – fundamental principles
Fundamental Instrumental techniques
14 Chromatography
15 Mass spectrometry
16 Basic spectroscopy
17 Atomic spectroscopy
18 X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy
19 Infrared and Raman spectroscopy
20 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
21 Immunoassay
22 Electrophoresis
The investigative approach to crime scene investigation
23 Personnel and recording the scene
24 Collecting evidence – basic principles
25 Digital evidence
26 Investigating fingerprints
27 Footwear marks and impressions
28 Investigating other marks
29 Document analysis
Forensic biology
30 Analysis of biological fluids
31 DNA analysis – forensic applications
32 Analysis of hair
33 Analysis of skeletal remains
34 Forensic odontology
35 Forensic entomology
36 Forensic botany
Forensic chemistry
37 Alcohol analysis
38 Forensic toxicology
39 Bulk drug analysis
40 Analysis of paint
41 Analysis of glass
42 Analysis of fibres
43 Firearms and ballistic evidence
44 Analysis of fires and explosions
Information technology and library resources
45 Finding and citing published information
46 Using online resources
47 Evaluating information
48 Word processors, databases and other packages
49 Using Spreadsheets
Analysis and presentation of data
50 Fundamental principles of quantitative chemical analysis
51 Calibration and quantitative analysis
52 Using graphs
53 Presenting data in tables
54 Hints for solving numerical problems
55 Descriptive statistics
56 Choosing and using statistical tests
57 Chemometrics and advanced statistics
Communicating information
58 General aspects of scientific writing
59 Giving a spoken presentation
60 Writing a forensic statement and presenting evidence in court
61 Reporting practical and project work
62 Writing essays, literature surveys and reviews
63 Organising a poster display
Study and examination skills
64 The importance of transferable skills
65 Managing your time
66 Working with others
67 Taking notes from lectures and texts
68 Learning and revising effectively
69 Assessments and exams
70 Preparing your curriculum vitae
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