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  1. BASIC FORENSIC SCIENCE REFERENCE LIBRARY (This is a short list of bibliographical references suggested for any person litigating forensic science evidence.)

  2. FORENSIC SCIENCE REFERENCES (Note: This is not a list of everything published by any means. It is strongly recommended that one also consult indices to forensic science journals.)

    1. EVIDENCE BASED ON PHYSICAL SCIENCES

      1. Questioned Documents

      2. Firearms Identification and Comparative Micrography

      3. Arson and Explosives

      4. Fingerprint Identification

      5. Trace Evidence

        1. Hair

        2. Fibers

        3. Paint

        4. Glass

      6. Accident Reconstruction

      7. Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

    2. EVIDENCE BASED ON BIOLOGICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES

      1. Medicolegal Investigation of Death and Injury

        1. Forensic Pathology and Medicine

        2. Anatomy

        3. Autopsy

        4. Medicine, Generally

        5. Emergency Treatment

      2. Serology and Toxicology of Body Fluids

        1. Serology

        2. Toxicology and Forensic Chemistry

      3. Drugs and Drug Identification

      4. DNA

      5. Forensic Odontology

      6. Forensic Anthropology and Taphonomy

      7. Forensic Entomology

    3. EVIDENCE BASED ON BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

      1. Psychology and Psychiatry

      2. Eyewitness Identification

      3. Hypnosis

      4. Polygraph

      5. Child Witnesses

    4. CRIME SCENE SEARCH AND INVESTIGATION, GENERALLY, AND THE USE OF FORENSIC SCIENCES IN THE INVESTIGATION OF PARTICULAR CRIMES

      1. Crime Scene Investigation, Generally

      2. Criminal Investigation and the Forensic Sciences, Generally

      3. Homicide and Death Investigation, Generally

      4. Sexual Homicide, Serial and Mass Murders

      5. Rape, Child Abuse and Non-Fatal Sex Crimes

      6. Evidence of Alcohol Intoxication

    5. EXHIBITS: VIDEO TAPES, SLIDES, SOFTWARE, etc.

    6. RESEARCHING THE JOURNALS, etc.

      1. Major Forensic Journals

      2. Indices to, and Databases of U.S. and Foreign Forensic Science Journals and References, Papers Presented at Forensic Conferences, and other Forensic Resource Materials

        1. Print

        2. Other than Yearly Indices of the Journals Themselves, and the Programs of the Respective Forensic Conferences

        3. On Computer Disk, or through Online Use of Computerized Databases

    7. LOCATING PRIVATE FORENSIC EXPERTS

    8. PERIODIC UPDATES ABOUT THE FORENSIC SCIENCES


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