Mechanics of Impression Evidence

Book description

Presenting the hard science increasingly required by courts to back up expert opinion in cases that hinge on impression evidence comparison, this book applies the methods of physics, chemistry, and engineering to analysis and interpretation of fingerprints, footwear and tire tread impressions, and bloodstains. Using easily accessible language, it shows the scientific method behind each of these discrete disciplines. It then combines and cross-references the knowledge within each to ultimately present a more generalist approach and thus a more informed judgment.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Table of Contents (1/2)
  3. Table of Contents (2/2)
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. The Authors
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1: Forensic Analysis of Wood DNA (1/2)
  9. Chapter 1: Forensic Analysis of Wood DNA (2/2)
  10. Chapter 2: Signs of Evolution (1/6)
  11. Chapter 2: Signs of Evolution (2/6)
  12. Chapter 2: Signs of Evolution (3/6)
  13. Chapter 2: Signs of Evolution (4/6)
  14. Chapter 2: Signs of Evolution (5/6)
  15. Chapter 2: Signs of Evolution (6/6)
  16. Chapter 3: Ivory Tower Syndrome (1/5)
  17. Chapter 3: Ivory Tower Syndrome (2/5)
  18. Chapter 3: Ivory Tower Syndrome (3/5)
  19. Chapter 3: Ivory Tower Syndrome (4/5)
  20. Chapter 3: Ivory Tower Syndrome (5/5)
  21. Chapter 4: The Ground We Walk On (1/2)
  22. Chapter 4: The Ground We Walk On (2/2)
  23. Chapter 5: Measurement (1/4)
  24. Chapter 5: Measurement (2/4)
  25. Chapter 5: Measurement (3/4)
  26. Chapter 5: Measurement (4/4)
  27. Chapter 6: Fluids (1/5)
  28. Chapter 6: Fluids (2/5)
  29. Chapter 6: Fluids (3/5)
  30. Chapter 6: Fluids (4/5)
  31. Chapter 6: Fluids (5/5)
  32. Chapter 7: Surface Pairings (1/6)
  33. Chapter 7: Surface Pairings (2/6)
  34. Chapter 7: Surface Pairings (3/6)
  35. Chapter 7: Surface Pairings (4/6)
  36. Chapter 7: Surface Pairings (5/6)
  37. Chapter 7: Surface Pairings (6/6)
  38. Chapter 8: Bias (1/2)
  39. Chapter 8: Bias (2/2)
  40. Chapter 9: Exhibits to Evidence (1/4)
  41. Chapter 9: Exhibits to Evidence (2/4)
  42. Chapter 9: Exhibits to Evidence (3/4)
  43. Chapter 9: Exhibits to Evidence (4/4)
  44. Chapter 10: Validation Study of Three-Dimensional Striations from Outsoles (1/6)
  45. Chapter 10: Validation Study of Three-Dimensional Striations from Outsoles (2/6)
  46. Chapter 10: Validation Study of Three-Dimensional Striations from Outsoles (3/6)
  47. Chapter 10: Validation Study of Three-Dimensional Striations from Outsoles (4/6)
  48. Chapter 10: Validation Study of Three-Dimensional Striations from Outsoles (5/6)
  49. Chapter 10: Validation Study of Three-Dimensional Striations from Outsoles (6/6)
  50. Chapter 11: Potential of Electrostatics (1/2)
  51. Chapter 11: Potential of Electrostatics (2/2)
  52. Chapter 12: Toward Development of a Unified Theory (1/3)
  53. Chapter 12: Toward Development of a Unified Theory (2/3)
  54. Chapter 12: Toward Development of a Unified Theory (3/3)
  55. Back Cover

Product information

  • Title: Mechanics of Impression Evidence
  • Author(s): David S. Pierce
  • Release date: February 2011
  • Publisher(s): CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781439813720