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Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations,
3rd Edition

Anthony J. Bertino, Patricia Bertino

ISBN-13: 9780357124987 | ISBN-10: 0357124987

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

List Price USD $134.95

Overview

With popular television programs, movies, and books about criminal justice and crime scene investigation, students often have a passion for exploring forensic science. Now that excitement can be guided into valuable learning experiences with the help of Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations, 3e. This dynamic, visually powerful text has been carefully crafted to ensure solid scientific content and an approach that delivers precisely what is needed for high school courses. Now an established best-seller, Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations offers a truly experiential approach that engages students in active learning and emphasizes the application of integrated science. Student materials combine math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science with content aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Capstone projects integrate the concepts learned throughout the text. Comprehensive, time-saving teacher support and lab activities deliver exactly what is needed to ensure that students receive a solid, integrated science education that keeps readers engaged at all learning levels. Supported by MindTap with an eBook, online assessments, Interactive Labs, and Virtual Labs, students learn content and practice skills like real forensic scientists.

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Anthony (Bud) Bertino taught high school and community college science to students for over 40 years. He has taught biology, chemistry, physical science, ecology, and AP Biology and has served as a science supervisor at Canandaigua Academy. His awards include Outstanding Biology Teacher (NY, NABT), Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Award, Tandy Scholars’ Award, and Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Rochester. He has served as an AP Biology reader, consultant, and trainer for the College Board presenting week-long workshops around the country. Bud has presented week-long coursework for John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) program and has served as an adjunct professor at Finger Lakes Community College and as a clinical supervisor for both the University of Albany (NY) Graduate School of Education and the College of St. Rose. Bud has been an attendee, curriculum developer, and presenter for the Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers (CIBT) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He is co-author of “Where’s the CAT,” and author of “The Cookie Jar Mystery” (forensic activities for elementary and afterschool programs). His activities on money-saving techniques have been published in The Science Teacher (NSTA publication) and The Forensic Teacher magazine.

Patricia Nolan Bertino taught high school science for over 34 years at Scotia- Glenville High School. She developed curricula and taught high school biology and forensic science biology. Her awards include Outstanding Biology Teacher (NY, NABT), Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Award, and the Tandy Scholars’ Award. She served as a scientific consultant for Video Discovery, Neo Sci, Prentice Hall Biology Review books, and several other publishers. Patricia has had numerous articles published in magazines including the NSTA Reports, STANYS Science Bulletin, The Forensic Teacher, and Women in Engineering. Patricia attended, developed curricula, and was a frequent presenter for the Cornell Institute of Biology Teachers (CIBT) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Patricia’s professional involvement includes memberships in numerous professional organizations. She served as a corresponding secretary for her local teacher’s union and served as the Subject Area Representative in Biology for the Eastern section of Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS).

  • New photos and graphics engage and enhance the learning experience
  • New Teacher’s Edition content includes more differentiation support for all learning types and abilities
  • Many new Chapter Scenarios and Case Studies reflect current events and methodologies in forensic investigation and include supporting questions to develop analytical skills
  • Current statistics reflect trends that affect forensic investigation and analysis
  • Enhanced sections in history, evidence collection, and documentation and analysis provide context and facilitate understanding of forensic processes
  • New section in each chapter focuses on advances in forensic science, including new technologies and techniques related to forensic investigation and analysis
  • Includes over 100 hands-on activities, including 14 new activities for this edition
  • Combined Glossary and Glosario provides additional support for English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Updated interactive activities in MindTap for improved accessibility
  • Student material combines math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science content clearly identified by icons and correlated to standards like NGSS or CCSS
  • Balances extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and chapter-opening scenarios
  • MindTap™ Virtual Labs and Interactive Labs give students real-world lab experience in a virtual environment
  • Comprehensive, time-saving teacher support ensure forensic science content and skills are presented in a clear, organized, and valuable way for all students
  • Carefully crafted and visually powerful, this best-selling program ensures solid scientific content and an approach that delivers precisely what students need in a high school course
  • New Chapter Scenarios and Case Studies reflect current events and new features advances in forensic science, including technologies and techniques for investigation and analysis

Table of Contents

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1. Forensic Science and Observation
2. Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection
3. Hair Analysis
4. Fiber Analysis
5. Forensic Botany
6. Fingerprint Analysis
7. DNA Profiling
8. Blood and Blood Spatter
9. Forensic Toxicology
10. Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, and Counterfeiting
11. Forensic Entomology
12. Death: Manner, Mechanism, Cause
13. Soil Examination
14. Forensic Anthropology
15. Glass Evidence
16. Casts and Impressions
17. Tool Marks
18. Firearms and Ballistics
Capstone Projects:
Project 1 Physical Evidence: Case Studies
Project 2 Personal Evidence Portfolio
Project 3 How Reliable is the Evidence?
Project 4 Acceptance of Evidence: Landmark Cases
Project 5 Forensic Science on TV: Analyzing a Show Episode
Project 6 Forensic Dumpster Diving: What Garbage Can Tell Us
Project 7 Crime Scene Development and Processing (Mock)
Project 8 How to Read Calipers
Project 9 Gravesite Excavation
Project 10 Career Exploration
Glossary/Glosario
Appendix A - Table of Sines
Appendix B - Table of Tangents
Appendix C - Celsius–Fahrenheit Conversion Table
Index

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