"This is an excellent and indispensable encyclopedia...it is virtually a goldmine of information." - Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology This A-Z encyclopedia provides a definitive and comprehensive reference on the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process. It covers all topics which, either as part of an established forensic discipline or as a potentially useful emerging discipline, are of interest to those involved in the forensic process. This work represents the interdisciplinary nature of forensic sciences and covers such key areas as: Behavioural Sciences Biological Sciences Criminalistics Digital Evidence, Multimedia and Engineering DNA Analysis of Biological Fluids Fire and Explosives Investigation & Law Enforcement Law Medicine Statistics and the Evaluation of Evidence Toxicology and Drug Analysis Trace This includes both the scientific methodology and the admissibility of evidence. The encyclopedia also provides case studies of landmark cases in the definition and practice of forensic science including Frye v. United States and Kumho Tire v. Carmichael.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science presents all material on a level and in a style that makes it accessible to a wide range of readers. In particular, lawyers needing to better understand the key aspects of the science, and scientists who require a deeper insight into legal issues will find the encyclopedia an important resource, as will physical, biological and behavioral scientists who require background information on the most important aspects of each other's areas of expertise. Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science is also available as an updating online major reference work. For further information and to download sample content click here .
Accreditation: Laboratory Accreditation: Organizational Acid Phosphatase Addictions Adversary Systems of Justice Aggression Aggression: Gender Differences in Airbags Alcohol Alcohol: Analysis Alcohol: Behavioral and Medical Effects Alcohol: Interaction with Other Drugs Alcohol: Use, Abuse, Tolerance, and Dependency Allelic Designation Alterations: Erasures and Obliterations of Documents Amphetamine Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis: Computer Network Analysis: Neutron Activation Anthropology Anthropology: Age Determination of Remains Anthropology: Aging the Living Anthropology: Ancestry and Stature Determination Archaeology Arson Investigation: Misconceptions and Mythology Asphyxia Assault: Sexually Motivated Autoerotic Deaths Automated Fingerprint Identification System Automatism as a Defense to Crime Autopsy Autoradiograph Battered Child Syndrome Battered Spouse Syndrome Battered Woman's Reality Bayesian Networks Behavioral Science Evidence Behavioral Toxicology Benzodiazepines Best Evidence Rule Biological Agents Biological Stains Biological Swabs Biometric Devices Blood Grouping Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Blunt Force Trauma Bomb Scene Management Bomb-Pulse Dating Botany Cannabis Capacity Assessment Capacity for Independent Living Capacity to Consent to Medical Treatment Capacity to Stand Trial Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights Cardiac and Natural Causes of Sudden Death Case Assessment and Interpretation Ceiling Principle: DNA Chain of Possession of Tangible Evidence Chemical Warfare Agents Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Investigations Child Sexual Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Children: as Defendants Children: as Witnesses Children: Suggestibility of Civil Commitment Civil Law Systems of Justice Cocaine Cofiler/CofilerPlus Compulsion Compulsion Defense Computer Animation and Simulation Evidence Computers Confessions: Evidentiary Reliability of Confirmation Testing: Toxicology Crime Scene Documentation Crime Scene Investigation Crime Scene Management Crime Scene Photography: US Perspective Crime Victims' Decision to Report Crime Criminalization of the Mentally Ill Cross-Examination of Experts Cross-Examination: Impact on Testimony Dangerousness: Risk of Databases Dating: Document Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Death Penalty and Age Death: Time of Deception: Detection of Deception: Detection of and Brain Imaging Deception: Truth Serum Delusions Demonstrative Evidence Diatoms Differential Extraction Direct Examination of Experts Disaster Mental Health Disaster Victim Identification Discovery in the United States: Civil Cases Discovery in the United States: Criminal Cases Discovery of Expert Findings Discovery: Depositions Discovery: Discovery Motions Dissociative Disorders DNA DNA Databases and Evidentiary Issues DNA: an Overview DNA: Degraded Samples DNA: Sources of Documents: Authentication of DQalpha Drug Analysis Drug Profiling Drug Testing: Urine Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault Drug-Impaired Driving Duty to Warn Earprints: Interpretation of Education and Accreditation in Forensic Science Elder Abuse: Policy Elder Abuse: Risk Elderly in Court Electrical Engineering Entomology Environmental Science Enzymes Error Rates in Forensic Methods Ethics: Codes of Conduct for Expert Witnesses Evidence Collection and Preservation: Casting Evidence Interpretation: a Logical Approach Evidence: Rules of Evil: Illusion of Examination of Fibers and Textiles Expert Opinion in Court: a Comparison of Approaches Expert Opinion in Court: Civil Law Jurisdictions (France, Germany, Italy, and Spain) Expert Opinion: Appeal v. Trial Expert Opinion: United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia Expert Opinion: United States Expert Witness: Who Is? Expert Witnesses: Selection and Investigation of Credentials Explosion Debris: Laboratory Analysis of Explosions: Scene Investigation Extraction Eyewitness Lineups: Identification from Eyewitness Testimony Eyewitness: Suggestibility of Facial Comparison Facial Reconstruction Falsifiability Theory Federal Rule of Evidence 702 Fibers Fire and Explosion Investigations: Overview Fire Debris: Laboratory Analysis of Fire Investigator: Standardization, Accreditation, and Certification Fire Modeling and Its Application in Fire Investigation Fire: Chemistry of Fire: Dynamics and Pattern Production Fire: Scene Investigation Firearm Discharge Residue: Analysis of Firearm Examination: Ballistics Firearms: Bullet and Cartridge Case Identification Firearms: Identification of Handling of Firearms/Trace Metal Detection Firearms: Overview Firearms: Scene Investigation Firesetting Footwear and Foot Impressions: Comparison and Identification Footwear and Foot Impressions: Databases Footwear and Foot Impressions: Foot Impressions and Linking Foot to Shoe Footwear and Foot Impressions: Intelligence Footwear and Foot Impressions: Overview Forged and Counterfeit Documents Foundation Testimony Friction Ridge Examination (Fingerprints): Interpretation of Friction Ridge Skin: Comparison and Identification Friction Ridge Skin: Fingerprint Detection and Recovery Techniques Friction Ridge Skin: Interaction between Fingerprint Detection and DNA/Biological Material Friction Ridge Skin: Morphogenesis and Overview Frye v. United States General Acceptance Test for Novel Expert Evidence General Electric v. Joiner Genomics and Behavioral Evidence Geographical Identification by Viral Genotyping Glass Glass Evidence: Bayesian Approach to GSM Analysis and PDA's Guardianships of Adults Gunshot Wounds Hair: Animal Hair: Microscopic Analysis Hair: Toxicology Hallucinations Handwriting and Signatures, Comparison of Handwriting and Signatures, Interpretation of Comparison Results Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Head Injury: Neuropsychological Assessment Hearsay Evidence Histology Homicide: Multiple (behavior) Homosexual Panic Human Factors: Industrial Incidents Human Remains and Identity Hypnosis and Memory Hypothetical Question Identification and Individualization Identification of Human Remains Identifiler Image Processing and Analysis In Limine Motions and Hearings Injury: Burns, Scalds, and Chemical Ink Analysis Ink Comparison and Interpretation Insanity: Defense Interpretation: Document Evidence Interpretation: Legal Perspective Interpretation: Low Template DNA Interpretation: Observer Effects Interpreting Expert Opinions: History of Interrogation Interrogative Suggestibility Intersecting Lines: Documents Ipse Dixit Testimony Judicial Notice of Scientific Principles and Facts Jury Dynamics Jury Instructions on Expert Testimony Juvenile Justice: Adolescent Development Juvenile Justice: Transfer to Adult Kumho Tire v. Carmichael Learned Treatises as Evidence Length Measurement Light Bulbs and Filaments: Examination of Low Copy Number DNA Luminol Malingering: Forensic Evaluations Malpractice Actions against Experts Marks or Impressions of Manufactured Items Mass Grave Investigation Materials Science Matrix: DNA Medical Malpractice Memory: Reconstructive Memory: Repressed Mental Health Courts Mental Retardation Mental Retardation: Death Penalty Mental Status: Examination Microchemistry Microsatellites Microscopy: FTIR Microscopy: High Power Microscopy: Light Microscopes Microscopy: Low Power Microscopy: Scanning Electron Microscopy Mini-STRs Missing Persons and Paternity: DNA Mitigation Testimony Mitochondrial DNA: Interpretation Mitochondrial DNA: Profiling Mixture Interpretation: DNA Natural Causes of Sudden Death: Noncardiac Neuropsychological Assessment Neuropsychological Assessment: Child Northwest Juvenile Project Nuclear Forensics Odontology Opioids Oral Fluid Toxicology Packaging and Transport Paint Paint: Interpretation Palynology Paper Analysis Parental Alienation Parental Rights and Prerogatives Parenting: Assessment of Capacity Particles: Form Peak Height: DNA Peer Review as Affecting Opinion Evidence Pharmacogenomics Phenotype Photography: Marks, Impressions, and Documents Poisons: Detection of Naturally Occurring Poisons Police Use of Force Policing and Critical Incident Teams Polymorphism: Genetic Postmortem Biochemical Examinations Postmortem Interval: Anthropology Postmortem Toxicology: Artifacts Postmortem Toxicology: Interpretation Postmortem Toxicology: Laboratory Analysis Postpartum Psychosis Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PowerPlex Premenstrual Syndrome Profiles: Psychological and Behavioral Psychological Autopsy Psychological Testing Psychopathology: Terms and Trends Psychopathy Psychopathy Checklists Psychopharmacology Psychopharmacology: Child and Adolescent QiaAmp Quality Systems: Toxicology Radiocarbon Dating Radiology Rape Trauma Syndrome Recollective Accuracy of Traumatic Memories Reconstruction: Accident Reconstruction: Three Dimensional Report Writing for Courts Risk Assessment Risk Assessment: Patient and Detainee Sampling and Estimation of Quantities Sampling Trace Evidence Scientific Method Compared to Legal Method Seizures: Behavioral Sentencing: Demographic Factors in Serial Homicide Serial Number Restoration: Firearm Sex Determination of Remains Sex Offenders: Treatment of Shaken Baby Syndrome Shooting Distance: Estimation of Short Tandem Repeats Short Tandem Repeats: Interpretation Soil: Forensic Analysis Speaker Recognition Species Determination of Osseous Remains Stalking Statistical Evidence in Court Stockholm Syndrome Substance Abuse Suicide (Behavior) Sweat: Toxicology Syndromes: Psychological Temporary Insanity Therapeutic Jurisprudence Threat Assessment: School Threat Assessment: Workplace Time of Death Determinations Tire Impressions Toolmarks Toxicology: Analysis Toxicology: Forensic Applications of Toxicology: Initial Testing Trace Evidence: Transfer, Persistence, and Value Traffic Fatalities Training and Certification (in Criminalistics) Transfer: DNA Trauma Analysis of Skeletal Remains Trauma Causation: Analysis of Automotive Treatment, Mandated: Mental Health Treatment, Right to Refuse: Mental Health Treatment, Right to: Mental Health Ultimate Issue Evidence by Experts Use of Knowledge-Based Systems in Forensic Science Variable Number Tandem Repeats Violence Risk Assessment for Mental Health Professionals Visitation Rights Visual Recognition Systems in Identification Web Resources Weisgram v. Marley Whole Genome Amplification Wildlife Wood Wounds: Sharp Injury Writing Instruments and Printing Devices Y-Chromosome Short Tandem Repeats