- Professor, Criminal Justice
- Molecular Biology, Biology, Forensic DNA Analysis
The Forensic Chemistry Handbook focuses on topics in each of the major chemistry-related areas of forensic science. It offers readers a clear, concise discussion of the state of the art on subjects such as serology (including blood, semen, and saliva), DNA/molecular biology, explosives and ballistics, toxicology, pharmacology, instrumental analysis, arson investigation, and various other types of chemical residue analysis. The book explains how to use analytical instruments to analyze crime scene evidence, and highlights pertinent information with numerous illustrations, charts, and tables.
Published November 2011
This volume examines how cutting-edge forensic techniques are currently being applied or have the potential to be applied in judicial proceedings. Contributors offer scientific and legal expertise on new applications of Raman spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, lithium in DNA analysis, and the burgeoning area of toxicogenetics, among other topics. The text addresses legal issues such as the admissibility of evidence resulting from these techniques, and includes a comparison of American and European judiciary systems.
Published August 2011
CRC Press, 2011
Because it consists of a number of complex steps and procedures subject to both scientific and legal standards, the collection, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of DNA evidence remains a complex process. Combining legal practice and scientific analysis, DNA: Forensic and Legal Applications provides forensic scientists and professionals in the criminal justice system with a definitive resource on the methods of DNA analysis as well as the handling, potential, and limitations of DNA evidence. The book includes a forward by Nobel Laureate James Watson and Jan Witkowski of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Thomas F. Liotti and Jamel L. Oeser-Sweat are both practicing lawyers.
Published October 2004