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ForenSiC SCienCe LaboratorieS and organizationS
ForenSiC SCienCe LaboratorieS
Private Forensic Science Laboratories
Public Forensic Science Laboratories
The History of the FBI Laboratory
ForenSiC SCienCe Laboratory ServiCeS
SPeCiaLized areaS oF ForenSiC SCienCe
iSSueS oF evidenCe
exPert teStimony
The Needle-in-a-Haystack Method
hanS groSS (1847–1915): CriminaLiStiCS Pioneer
raLPh turner (1917–1994): an exPert WitneSS
What is evidence?
kindS oF evidenCe
ForenSiC SCienCe iS hiStory
the baSiS oF evidenCe: tranSFer and PerSiStenCe
identity, CLaSS, and individuaLization
individuaLization oF evidenCe
knoWn and QueStioned itemS
reLationShiPS and Context
ComPariSon oF evidenCe
the method oF SCienCe
Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626): The Scientific Method
Karl Popper (1902–1994): Political Philosopher
magniFiCation SyStemS
the LenS
ComPound magniFying SyStemS
the miCroSCoPe
August Köhler (1866–1948): Köhler Illumination
reFraCtive index
uSing miCroSCoPy and dog hairS to CatCh a kiLLer
PoLarized Light miCroSCoPy
CereaL murder in SPokane
other miCroSCoPiC methodS
interaCtionS oF matter and Light
matter iS What matterS
What makeS CoLor?
Case Review: The Importance of Color
inFrared SPeCtroPhotometry
Gas ChromatoGraphy
Gas ChromatoGraphy/mass speCtrometry
Liquid ChromatoGraphy (LC)
Forensic dna
genomiC dna
PoPuLation genetiCS
ForenSiC dna tyPing
mitoChondriaL dna (mtdna)
The First Forensic Use of mtDNA
the “diSCovery” oF FingerPrintS
the naturaL born CriminaL
FingerPrinting in the united StateS
What are FriCtion ridgeS?
CLaSSiFying FingerPrintS
automated FingerPrint identiFiCation SyStemS (aFiS)
hoW Long do FriCtion ridge PrintS LaSt?
eLimination PrintS
Firearms examination
Firearm barreLS
anatomy oF ammunition
What haPPenS When ammunition iS diSCharged?
buLLet ComPariSonS
Firearm databaSeS and automated SearCh SyStemS
Writing a Laboratory rePort
a ForenSiC rePort iS not a SCientiFiC rePort
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Science Versus Crime

Science Versus Crime



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