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.
1. 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. Only the most relevant scientific and technological concepts are presented, keeping students focused on the practical knowledge they’ll need in the field….
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. Now available in paperback, Forensics goes behind the scenes with some of these top-level professionals and their groundbreaking research, drawing on original interviews and firsthand experience on scene…
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. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. A major portion of the text centers on discussions of the common…
4. Forensics FD, 2E (For Dummies) (2016)
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. From fingerprints and fibers to blood and ballistics, you’ll walk through the processes that yield significant information from the smallest clues. You’ll learn how Hollywood gets it wrong, and how real-world forensics experts work every day in fields as diverse as biology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, information technology,…
5. 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. By combining case stories with applicable technology, Criminalistics endeavors to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. A major portion of the text centers on discussions of the common items of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. These chapters include descriptions of forensic analysis, as well as…
6. Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fifth Edition (2019)
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. In the fully updated 5th edition, Bell combines these testimonies into an accurate and engrossing account of cutting edge of forensic science across many different areas. Designed for a single-term course at the undergraduate level, the book begins by discussing the intersection of law and forensic science, how things become evidence, and how courts decide if an item or…
7. 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. You’ll learn the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to pursue forensics as a lifelong hobby—or even a career.The forensic science procedures in this book are not merely educational, they’re the real deal….
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. The book supports National Science Education Standards….
9. 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, evidence collection, and crime lab analysis. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebarsilluminate the topic and bring it to life, reinforcing new vocabulary.Projects include documenting a crime scene, identifying fingerprints, analyzing blood spatter, and extracting…
10. A Beginner’s Guide to Forensic Science (2013)
Forensic science has captured the attention of the public, as illustrated by the popularity of television crime shows that involve forensics. This introductory level, easy to read text provides readers with:• a comprehensive overview of the field• an introduction to careers in forensic science• the role of governmental agencies in forensic science • techniques used by forensic scientists• the role of forensic science in the legal system • forensic science specialties• case studies that highlight the importance of forensic science A Beginner’s Guide to Forensic Science…
Best Forensic Science Books Worth Your Attention
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Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime: 10th International EAI Conference, ICDF2C 2018, New Orleans, LA, USA, September 10–12, 2018, Proceedings
Author(s): Frank Breitinger, Ibrahim Baggili
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
Social Network Forensics, Cyber Security, and Machine Learning
Author(s): P. Venkata Krishna, Sasikumar Gurumoorthy, Mohammad S. Obaidat
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
A Life of Crime: My Career in Forensic Science
Author(s): Douglas M. Lucas
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
Scientific protocols for fire investigation
Author(s): Lentini, John J
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 505 Mb, Download: pdf
Pattern Recognition and Information Forensics: ICPR 2018 International Workshops, CVAUI, IWCF, and MIPPSNA, Beijing, China, August 20-24, 2018, Revised Selected Papers
Author(s): Zhaoxiang Zhang, David Suter, Yingli Tian, Alexandra Branzan Albu, Nicolas Sidère, Hugo Jair Escalante
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
Digital Forensics and Watermarking: 17th International Workshop, IWDW 2018, Jeju Island, Korea, October 22-24, 2018, Proceedings
Author(s): Chang D. Yoo, Yun-Qing Shi, Hyoung Joong Kim, Alessandro Piva, Gwangsu Kim
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 71 Mb, Download: pdf
Conducting Miranda Evaluations: Applications of Psychological Expertise and Science within the Forensic Context
Author(s): Richard Rogers, Eric Y. Drogin
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: 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.