Forensic Investigation Handbook: An Introduction To The Collection, Preservation, Analysis, And Presentation Of Evidence
- Publish Date: 2005-06-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Michael Karagiozis;Richard Sgaglio
The Forensic Investigation Handbook is one of the most comprehensive forensic science texts available today. It outlines the general principles of forensic science including an overview of the history of forensic science, an introduction to ballistics, crime scene investigation techniques as well as evidence gathering, processing and documentation procedures. The Forensic Investigation Handbook presents valuable information on advanced forensic topics as well. These areas include criminal profiling, fingerprints and DNA as identification, the forensic autopsy, pharmacology, toxicology, and biohazard risks for the forensic investigator. The handbook also provides the reader with information on the American criminal justice system and how it relates to forensic science. The handbook also features one of the most detailed and extensive forensic glossaries ever assembled. It includes more than 600 pertinent forensic terms with definitions that will serve as an invaluable desk reference for forensic novices and seasoned veterans alike. The Forensic Investigation Handbook was written by Dr. Michael Karagiozis - a physician with fifteen years experience in the field of medicine and criminal justice and Richard Sgaglio, a professional with experience in both medical administration and hands-on investigation. In addition to writing, consulting and speaking nationally, Dr. Karagiozis is the lead instructor for the Certified Medical Investigator courses offered through the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. Mr. Sgaglio is a contributing instructor for the ACFEI's curriculum as well. The Forensic Investigation Handbook serves as the official text for these courses and its certification examinations are derived from its content. The Forensic Investigation Handbook is a requisite for anyone interested in pursuing a career in any of the many forensic science disciplines or those currently working in this dynamic and ever-changing field.