A laboratory companion to the "Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques" textbook, "Forensic Science Laboratory Manual and Workbook, Revised Edition" provides many basic, hands-on experiments that can be completed with inexpensive and accessible instrumentation, making this an ideal workbook for non-science majors. The experiments cover all the typical trace evidence tests including body fluid, soil, glass, fiber, ink, and hair. This revised edition provides numerous new experiments in odontology, anthropology, archeology, chemistry, and trace evidence. It also includes several new chemistry experiments at a slightly higher level to appeal to classes emphasizing chemistry.Experiments involving impression evidence, such as fingerprints, bite marks, footwear, and firearms, as well as forensic archeology, forensic anthropology, the use of digital and traditional photography, and basic microscopy are also featured. All of the experiments incorporate hands-on elements to facilitate the learning process. Students must apply the scientific method of reasoning, deduction, and problem solving in order to successfully complete the experiments covered and attain a solid understanding of fundamental forensic science.
Equipment List. Safety Rules. Forward. List of Experiments. Experiment 1 Scientific Measurement and Errors. Experiment 2 Understanding Elements of Identification and Individualization. Experiment 3 Use of The Compound Microscope. Experiment 4 Stereomicroscopes and Firing Pin Impressions (Tool Marks). Experiment 5 Fingerprinting: Obtaining, Lifting and Classifying Inked and Latent Fingerprints. Experiment 6 Identification and Matching of Fingerprints. Experiment 7 Cyanoacrylate (Super-Glue(R)) Fuming for Fingerprint Development. Experiment 8 Crime Scene Investigation: Handling Evidence. Experiment 9 Trace Evidence Collection and Sorting. Experiment 10 Sample Preparation for Microscopic Examination. Experiment 11 Examination of Human Hair. Experiment 12 Examination of Mammalian Hair. Experiment 13 Measurements with the Microscope. Experiment 14 Examination of Synthetic Fibers. Experiment 15 Basics of Photography. Experiment 16 Black and White Photography. Experiment 17 Collection of Footwear Evidence. Experiment 18 Identification and Matching of Footwear. Experiment 19 Tool Mark Examination. Experiment 20 Glass Fractures and the Direction of Force. Experiment 21 Thin Layer Chromatography: Separation of Dyes in Ballpoint Pen Inks. Experiment 22 Digital Photography. Experiment 23 Bloodstain Pattern Geometry (Parts A & B). Experiment 24 Forgery Detection. Experiment 25 Soil Examination and Comparison. Experiment 26 Odonotology 1 - Is it a Bite Mark?. Experiment 27 Odonotology 2 - Bite Mark Evidence. Experiment 28 Archeology- Excavating a Burial Site for Human Remains and Other Potential Physical Evidence. Experiment 29 Forensic Anthropology 1 - Determining the Sex of an Unknown Person from their Skeletal Remains. Experiment 30 Forensic Anthropology 2 - Determining the Age of an Unknown Person from their Skeletal Remains. Experiment 31 Forensic Use of Digital Photography. Experiment 32 Identification of a Single Component Solvent by Gas Chromatography. Experiment 33 Spectroscopy 1 - FTIR. Experiment 34 Spectroscopy 2 - UV-Visible. Experiment 35 GC Ethyl Quantitation.