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  • Authored by: Colin Evans
  • From the Series: Criminal Justice
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604136154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-615-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 363
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 136


Once a crime has been committed, police search for evidence to identify, catch, and convict the perpetrators. This new title examines different types of evidence, how police identify and use them, and how that evidence is then applied in court. Evidence also looks at how key types of evidence have affected real-life criminal cases, the increasing role of technology in processing and substantiating evidence, and the chain of custody and issues of evidence tampering. The book also focuses on DNA evidence, which has become more prevalent in cases, and exonerated convicts as well as expert and eyewitness testimony.

Chapters include:

  • The History of Evidence
  • Trace Evidence
  • The False Confession
  • Modus Operandi
  • Toxicology.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Endnotes. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Colin Evans is a writer specializing in criminal investigations and forensics. He has written numerous articles and books. His books include Blood on the Table: The Greatest Cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Killer Doctors, The Casebook of Forensic Detection, The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury and the Beginnings of Modern CSI, Murder Two: The Second Casebook of Forensic Detection, and A Question of Evidence. He has been a major contributor to Courtroom Drama; Great World Trials; Sex, Sin, and Mayhem; and Great American Trials. He lives in the United Kingdom.

Reviews and Awards

"...a compelling introduction to a perennially popular topic."


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