Find Out How to Process Biological Samples
- Grades 11 and up
- Resource for Forensics Training Programs
Clearly written and easy to understand, this text covers a wide variety of biological evidence found at crime scenes and how to both collect and analyze it. Specific biological evidence discussed includes blood, semen, saliva, urine, feces, hair, and fingernails. Learn the proper packaging, preservation, and care of biological evidence, and determine what is uncollectible biological evidence. The chain of custody is explained in addition to autopsies, the basic departments of the crime laboratory, toxicology, and forensic entomology. Finally, discover how biological evidence and DNA are used in case studies, courtroom testimony, and exhibits for the courtroom. Softcover, 402 pages.