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Book Review

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 similar success.

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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