[C]ontains fundamental information for armchair enthusiasts.
...what makes this book different and interesting is the inclusion of novelists and their characters, who use forensics to solve crimes. Also included are excellent bibliographic references and lists of web sites for finding more information....a solid resource that should be in academic libraries where forensic science is popular and in large public libraries where the demand for this topic is high.
Welcome to one of the most exhaustive and readable encyclopedia of forensic science published in recent times. Written by a team of three famous authors comprising of a teacher (Conklin), scientist (Gardner) and a historian (Shortelle), the encyclopedia details a number of topics related to forensic science in the popular and time tested A-Z format. Each of the 200 odd entries is followed by a short reference list, which lists important books, magazines, journals and even websites giving additional information on that entry.
Encyclopedia of Forensic Science is a useful introductory resource for writers and those curious in exploring topics in the forensic sciences. The encyclopedia serves as a starting point for further research. It is appropriate for general academic science libraries and for larger public libraries.
...this well researched encyclopedia, with its nontechnical, layperson approach, will have wide appeal....from academic to public; and libraries supporting criminal justice curricula will find it an essential acquisition. Highly Recommended.
This interesting, readable work for general reference is suitable for the young adult audience.
This well-composed resource illustrates the multifaceted and complex world of this science, with a marked emphasis on how it affected the landscape of contemporary criminology and society....^IEncyclopedia^R will be of great interest to students and armchair detectives.
The ^IEncyclopedia of Forensic Science^R is an excellent basic reference for both students of forensic science and writers of detective fiction seeking accuracy in their narratives.