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Criminal Justice and Forensic Science

A Multidisciplinary Introduction

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An accessible guide for students across a variety of disciplines who are studying forensic evidence throughout the criminal justice system. Containing up to date and classic case studies, photos and examples, it assumes no...

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An accessible guide for students across a variety of disciplines who are studying forensic evidence throughout the criminal justice system. Containing up to date and classic case studies, photos and examples, it assumes no prior scientific knowledge to ensure the discussion is clear but comprehensive.

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Provides an interdisciplinary and cross curricular approach which reflects current teaching
Forensic science theory and practice made accessible to both natural and social science students
Includes discussion of topical issues, such as interpretation of forensic evidence and sources of error in the forensic sciences

1. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Forensic Studies
2. Identification Evidence
3. Comparison Evidence
4. Crime Scene Examination
5. Interpreting Evidence
6. Forensic Science in the Popular Media
7. Forensic Science in the Courtroom
8. Issues in Contemporary Forensic Science and Justice.

“As well as providing an introductory approach to the subject, the book offers further insights from multidisciplinary and applied perspectives without becoming overly dense in scientific details. … this book is highly commended. … Smith and Bond’s book is highly suitable as it will offer a most appropriate platform for more informed insights both to students and practitioners of either forensic science or criminal justice.” (Dave Walsh, British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 57 (5), September, 2017) “Having a book that advocates such a multidisciplinary approach is great, particularly when one of the authors is so experienced in scene investigation … . The book is clearly written from the perspective of at least one experienced crime scene examiner as there are many practical details about scene preservation, examination and recording. ... books of this type are important introductions to non-experts and a book that is readable, as is this one, are of value … .” (Dr. Anna Sandiford, Interfaces, Issue 88, December, 2016)
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Lisa Smith is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK, and Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute.

John Bond OBE is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Sciences at the University of Leicester, UK, and was previously Head of Forensic Services for Northamptonshire Police.

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Lisa Smith is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK, and Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute.

John Bond OBE is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Sciences at the University of Leicester, UK, and was previously Head of Forensic Services for Northamptonshire Police.

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