Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Forensic Science books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab (3rd Edition) (2015)
- Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime (2016)
- Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (12th Edition) (2017)
- Forensics FD, 2E (For Dummies) (2016)
- Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (11th Edition) (2014)
- Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fifth Edition (2019)
- Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture (Diy Science) (2012)
- Carson-Dellosa Forensic Investigations Resource Book (2008)
- Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation (Inquire and Investigate) (2013)
- A Beginner’s Guide to Forensic Science (2013)
Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab (3rd Edition) (2015)
For courses in crime scene investigation presents forensic science in a straightforward, student-friendly format that’s ideal for students with limited backgrounds in the sciences. Topics are arranged to integrate scientific methodology with actual forensic applications, and discussions are focused on explaining state-of-the-art technology without delving into extraneous theories that may bore or overwhelm non-science students.
In the course of researching her best-selling books, McDermid has become familiar with many branches of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science and the people who make sure that for murderers, there is no hiding place. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.
For introductory courses in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation , uses clear writing, case stories, and modern technology to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. Written for readers with no scientific background, only the most relevant scientific and technological concepts are presented.
Forensics For Dummies takes you inside the world of crime scene investigation to give you the low down on this exciting field. Written by a doctor and former Law & Order consultant, this guide will have you solving crimes along with your favorite TV shows in no time.
Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (11th Edition) (2014)
strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear and comprehensible to the non-scientist. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined.
Covering a range of fundamental topics essential to modern forensic investigation, the fifth edition of the landmark text presents contributions and case studies from the personal files of experts in the field.
Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture (Diy Science) (2012)
Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science you’ve seen on TV is anything like the real thing? There’s no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book offers advice for setting up an inexpensive home lab, and includes more than 50 hands-on lab sessions that deal with forensic science experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics.
Students in grades 4-8 will build unmatched deductive-reasoning skills and become crime-solving stars with Forensic Investigations. Most scenarios in this 80-page inquiry science resource book have more than one plausible outcome, allowing individuals or groups to broadly interpret evidence. Activities include interpreting handwriting and body language and fingerprinting.
Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation (Inquire and Investigate) (2013)
Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation introduces students to the fascinating world of forensic science and shows them how to find clues, analyze evidence, and crack the case.Combining hands-on activities with forensic science, kids will have fun learning about the world of forensics, evide…
Forensic science has captured the attention of the public, as illustrated by the popularity of television crime shows that involve forensics.
Best Forensic Science Books Worth Your Attention
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Digital Forensic Investigation of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices
Author(s): Reza Montasari, Hamid Jahankhani, Richard Hill, Simon Parkinson
ID: 2888088, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Analytical Techniques in Forensic Science
Author(s): Rosalind Wolstenholme, Sue Jickells, Shari Forbes
ID: 2823161, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
Wrongful convictions and forensic science
Author(s): Catherine L. Bonventre
ID: 2943629, Publisher: WIREs Forensic Science, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.