Originally published?in 1982?by Pearson/Prentice-Hall, the Forensic Science Handbooks, Third Edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in scientific testing, analysis, and interpretation of forensic evidence. World-renowned forensic scientist, author, and educator Dr. Richard Saferstein once again brings together a contributor list that is a veritable Who’s Who of the top practicing forensic scientists in the field. This Third Edition, he is joined by?the Director of the Core Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis at Northeastern University, co-editor?Dr.?Adam Hall.? The two volumes focus on the analytical, biological, and chemical aspects of forensic science?practice, and the topics covered in this new edition of Volume I include a broad range of subjects including:Legal Aspects of Forensic ScienceAnalytical Instrumentation such as Microscopy, Microspectrophotometry, IR Spectroscopy, GC, LC, CE and MSTrace Evidence Characterization of hairs, dust and inksBiological Identification of body fluids and human DNAThis is an update of a classic reference and will serve as a must-have desk reference for forensic science practitioners. It will likewise be a welcome resource for professors teaching advanced forensic science techniques and?methodologies at universities world-wide, particularly?at?the graduate level.