30-Second Forensic Science

50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Forensic Science
£14.99
Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405511
Publisher: Ivy Press
Series: 30 Second
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Description

Humanity’s most appalling crimes are solved by experts presenting painstakingly gathered evidence to the court of law. Investigators rely on physical, chemical and digital clues gathered at the scene of an incident to reconstruct beyond all reasonable doubt the events that occurred in order to bring criminals to justice. Enter the forensic team, tasked with providing objective recognition and identification and evaluating physical evidence (the clues) to support known or suspected circumstances. Far from the super-sleuths of fiction, the real-life masters of deduction occupy a world of dogged detection, analysing fingerprints or gait, identifying traces of toxins, drugs or explosives, matching digital data, performing anatomical dissection, disease diagnosis, facial reconstruction and environmental profiling.   
 

The author

Niamh Nic Daéid is the director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee, Scotland. She studied Chemistry and Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology, specialising in statistics. Niamh has published widely in the forensic science literature, pioneering the use of chemometric analysis in the interpretation of complex data sets. 
 

Professor Sue Black OBE is a leading forensic anthropologist and director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009. In 1999 she headed the British Forensic Team’s exhumation of mass graves in Kosovo. She founded the British Association of Human Identification in 2001 and received the Lucy Mair Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute in 2008.

Professor Niamh Nic Daéid is one of the UK’s leading researchers in forensic science, is Professor of Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. Previously based at the University of Strathclyde for two decades, she was the first woman to earn a personal chair in the Department of Chemistry in Strathclyde’s 215-year history.
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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405511
Illustrations: 60
Size: 7.087 in x 9.055 in / 180 mm x 230 mm
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