Introduction to Forensic Science addresses a vast array of forensic science topics from the perspective of a practitioner for those who want to work in the field of crime scene investigations. The text begins with focusing on the history, then building the foundation for crime scene investigations, and finally special topics within forensic science. Each chapter contains key words, a chapter summary, and selected Internet links to build upon the content within each chapter. Each chapter can easily have laboratory exercises added for an application component. KHQ flashcards are included with the text to assist students in studying for exams.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Forensic Science
Chapter 2: Crime Scene Investigation
Chapter 3: Physical Evidence
Chapter 4: Crime Scene Documentation
Chapter 5: Collection and Preservation of Evidence
Chapter 6: Fingerprint Evidence
Chapter 7: Firearms Evidence
Chapter 8: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Chapter 9: Death Investigation
Chapter 10: Impression Evidence
Chapter 11: Forensic Entomology
Dr. Jon Hager is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Georgia. While teaching forensic science since 2004, Dr. Hager worked for 16 years as a medico-legal death investigator for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Hager also has experience in fire investigations and as an autopsy technician. He has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, a master’s degree in forensic science, and doctorate in psychology with a focus on criminal justice. Dr. Hager is a member of the Criminal Justice Association of Georgia and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Dr. Hager resides in North Georgia with his wife, and dogs.