Forensic Science

Pages: 240
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld

Forensic Science

A Beginner's Guide

Jay Siegel

This fully-updated second edition follows the evidence from the crime scene to the court room

The Book

In the wake of the phenomenal success of crime shows like CSI, forensic science has never been so popular. The obsessive attention that Grissom and his crew afford seemingly insignificant details, such as particles of dirt in a bullet wound and the presence of pollen in tyre tracks, have left audiences eager to know more about this field of study.

In this fully revised and updated edition, real-life examples come under the scalpel as forensic scientist Jay Siegel follows the course of evidence all the way from the crime scene to the court judgement. In Forensic Science: A Beginner's Guide, all major areas are covered, including drugs, trace evidence, pathology, entomology, odontology, anthropology, crime scene investigation and the law.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 240
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Jay Siegel dedicated over thirty-five years to teaching and researching in the field of forensic science. He was Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University. He was a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Fellow award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


‘Easy to understand yet rigorous. His discussion of bias is outstanding and should be read by everyone with any interest in forensic science.'

- Professor Chris Tindall – Director of Criminalistics, Metropolitan State University of Denver