Now revised and updated, this comprehensive work, long considered the top textbook in the forensics field, reaches far beyond the scope of those introductory texts that concentrate primarily on criminalistics. Covering a range of fundamental topics, it introduces newcomers to the field while providing the technical detail necessary to understand the field as a science. To this end the book is compatible with CRC lab manuals, including Forensic Science Laboratory Manual and Workbook, Third Edition (87193) and Crime Scene Processing and Laboratory Workbook (85425). Praise for the Previous Edition:"The first-hand experience of the authors and the use of real case studies, including photographs, captivate the reader. Even non-forensic science students and the general public would find this book interesting reading." —Kieran F. Lim, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 1 This updated third edition includes: New material on forensic photography, crime scenes, and forensic pathology, including a chapter on Forensic Digital Photo Imaging Simplified, easy-to-understand chapters on computer forensics and DNA analysis Revised materials in each chapter to reflect advances in the field New and More Extensive Teaching Materials:An instructor’s guide with objectives, questions and answers, suggested activities, and material in electronic format is available upon qualifying course adoption.