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By Gil Sapir
Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 10th Ed.
By Richard Saferstein, Ph.D.
Pearson Prentice-Hall (2011)
Reviewed by Gil Sapir
The Tenth Edition of Criminalistics is a very good educational textbook.
It is an enduring statement of quality and dedication to education and
the field of forensic science. During the past 33 years, this unrivaled
college textbook has been used by thousands of students, laboratory
personnel, and attorneys. Undoubtedly, the latest edition will enjoy
The practice of forensic science and its expectations have changed
considerably during the last decade. However, its fundamental constructs
have not. Forensic science is the application of science to law. Law
enforcement agents extensively rely upon scientific principles and
technology in criminal prosecutions; in fact, all cases involving
criminal charges generally entail some aspect of scientific evidence and
forensic science. The discipline of criminalisti
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