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1. The excitement and challenge of forensic psychology

1. The excitement and challenge of forensic psychology  

David Canter

in Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.003.0001
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9780199550203
What is forensic psychology? ‘The excitement and challenge of forensic psychology’ provides some answers to this question. The term ‘forensic psychology’ is the application to all aspects ... More
Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction

Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Jim Fraser

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191872488
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.001.0001
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Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction introduces the concept of forensic science and explains how it is used in the investigation of crime. It begins at the crime scene ... More
6. Prints and marks: more ways to identify people and things

6. Prints and marks: more ways to identify people and things  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
eISBN: 
9780191872488
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0006
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‘Prints and marks: more ways to identify people and things’ uses fingerprints and shoe marks to illustrate the general characteristics of marks evidence, the principles involved in their ... More
1. What is forensic science?

1. What is forensic science?  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191872488
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0001
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‘What is forensic science?’ describes forensic science as the investigation, explanation, and evaluation of events of legal relevance including the identity, origin, and life history, and ... More
3. Crime scene management and forensic investigation

3. Crime scene management and forensic investigation  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
eISBN: 
9780191872488
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0003
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‘Crime scene management and forensic investigation’ shows how the actions of investigating officers at a crime scene can affect the availability and efficacy of forensic tests later in the ... More
7. Trace evidence

7. Trace evidence  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191872488
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0007
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Fibres, hairs, paint, glass, and explosives traces are examined by forensic scientists in a wide range of crimes from burglary to terrorism. The distinctive characteristics of trace ... More
7. Always the bridesmaid?

7. Always the bridesmaid?  

David Canter

in Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.003.0007
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‘Always the bridesmaid?’ considers the future for forensic psychology. Until recently, forensic psychologists were seen as providing a supporting role, but there is now increasing ... More
9. Science and justice—a case study

9. Science and justice—a case study  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191872488
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0009
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The defining feature of forensic science is its relationship with the law. ‘Science and justice—a case study’ considers the final stages of a criminal inquiry—adjudication by the courts. ... More
8. Drugs and toxicology

8. Drugs and toxicology  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191872488
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0008
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‘Drugs and toxicology’ provides an overview of the range and complexity of forensic drug examination. The work of a forensic toxicologist involves the analysis of body fluids and tissues to ... More
4. Laboratory examination: search, recovery, analysis

4. Laboratory examination: search, recovery, analysis  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191872488
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0004
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‘Laboratory investigation: search, recovery, analysis’ outlines the various stages of recovering, documenting, and analysing evidence. It describes the types of examinations carried out, ... More
5. DNA profiling and databases

5. DNA profiling and databases  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191872488
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0005
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‘DNA profiling and databases’ looks at the biological basis of DNA profiling and how DNA is analysed and interpreted in different case types. It first explains the structure of DNA and the ... More
3. Experts in court

3. Experts in court  

David Canter

in Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.003.0003
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9780199550203
‘Experts in court’ reviews the contributions that forensic psychologists make as expert witnesses. Expert evidence is given to assist the court in its decision, whether the expert agrees ... More
Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

David Canter

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.001.0001
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9780199550203
Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction discusses the aspects of psychology that are relevant to the legal and criminal process. It includes explanations of criminal ... More
8. The impact of microscopy

8. The impact of microscopy  

Terence Allen

in Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191785290
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701262.003.0008
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9780198701262
Almost every aspect of our day-to-day existence has been influenced by microscopy. ‘The impact of microscopy’ considers a few examples to demonstrate the universality of microscopy. It ... More
8. Molecular forensics

8. Molecular forensics  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191791192
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.003.0008
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9780198723882
A key challenge for molecular biology is to use research outcomes to meet the demands of modern society. ‘Molecular forensics’ shows that molecular markers are having a substantial impact; ... More
10. What is psychology for?

10. What is psychology for?  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0010
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9780199670420
Psychology has many practical uses. It helps us to understand, explain, predict, or modify what goes on in the mind: the control centre for cognition, affect, and behaviour. ‘What is ... More
2. Investigating crime

2. Investigating crime  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
eISBN: 
9780191872488
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198834410.003.0002
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9780198834410
‘Investigating crime’ explains how the police investigate criminal activity, setting out some of the principles and procedures involved and how forensic science provides them with answers. ... More
Molecular Biology:  A Very Short Introduction

Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Aysha Divan and Janice Royds

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191791192
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198723882
Molecular biology is the story of the molecules of life, their relationships, and how these interactions are controlled. Its applications are wide and growing; the power of molecular ... More

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