A clear introduction to the technology of the modern crime laboratory for non-scientists

Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science uses clear writing, case studies, and modern technology to reveal the essence of forensic science. The text aims to make the subject of forensic science clear and comprehensible to a wide variety of readers, from future forensic scientists to those curious about the subject. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. Updated throughout, the Thirteenth Edition includes new information on interpreting blood stain patterns, genotyping, and bite mark comparison.