Forensic chemistry is a subdiscipline of forensic science, its principles lead the analyses performed in modern forensic laboratories. Forensic chemistry’s roots lie in, toxicology, medico-legal investigation, and microscopy and have since led the advancement of modern forensic analytic techniques and practices for use in a range of applications.
Elkins’ Introduction to Forensic Chemistry, (PDF) is the perfect balance of testing methods and applications. Unlike other competing ebooks on the market, coverage is neither too basic nor overly advanced making the ebook perfect for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses. The ebook introduces spectroscopy, chemical tests, advanced spectroscopy, and chromatography to students. The second half of the ebook addresses applications and methods to evaluate and interpret controlled substances, trace evidence, questioned documents, explosives, environmental contaminants, firearms toxins, and other topics. The ebook looks at innovations in the field over time including the latest development of new distinct chemical reactions, instrumental tools, methods, and more.
- Comprises of chemical structures and useful spectra as examples
- About 300 full-color figures illustrating key concepts and over 20 case studies
- Addresses all the important topics without extraneous or overly advanced coverage
- Accomplishes the forensic chemistry course requirement in FEPAC-accredited programs
- Includes a chapter on Chemical, Radiological, Biological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) materials
- Encompasses full pedagogy of chapter objectives, key terms, end of chapter questions, lab problems, and additional readings to emphasize key learning points
Accessible and comprehensive, without being overly technical, Introduction to Forensic Chemistry will be a welcome addition to the field and a perfect text designed for both the student user and professor in mind.
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