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Digital and Document Examination. Advanced Forensic Science Series

  • Book

  • January 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4414185

The Advanced Forensic Science Series grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward. This volume, Digital and Document Examination, will serve as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching digital forensics and forensic document examination, as well as an excellent reference for forensic scientist's libraries or use in their casework. Coverage includes digital devices, transportation, types of documents, forensic accounting and professional issues. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, the Advanced Forensic Science Series is a long overdue solution for the forensic science community.

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Table of Contents

[All Sections will include Review questions, Discussion questions and Additional readings sections]

Section 1. Introduction Basic Principles of Forensic Sciences Forensic Classification of Evidence Interpretation/The Comparative Method

Section 2. Digital Devices Digital Imaging and Photography: An Overview Cellular Phones Digital Image: Enhancement and Authentication Audio Enhancement and Authentication Analysis of Digital Evidence

Section 3. Transportation Aircraft Flight Data Recorders  Electronic Data Recorders (EDR's, Black Boxes) Analog Tachograph Chart Analysis

Section 4. Documents History of the Forensic Examination Documents Overview of the Forensic Document Examination Analytical Methods Document Dating Forgery/Counterfeits Handwriting Ink Analysis Paper Analysis

Section 5. Financial Counterfeit Currency Identity Theft Forensic Accounting Payment Cards Counterfeit Goods

Section 6. Professional Issues From Crime Scene to Court Forensic Laboratory Reports Health and Safety Child Pornography


Max M. Houck Vice President, Forensic and Intelligence Services, LLC. Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert with research interests in forensic science, education, and the forensic enterprise and its industries. He has worked in all aspects of forensic science, including at the FBI Laboratory. Dr. Houck has published widely in books and peer-reviewed journals. His anthropology and trace evidence casework includes the Branch Davidian Investigation, the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon, the D.B. Cooper case, the US Embassy bombings in Africa, and the West Memphis Three case, among hundreds of others. He served for six years as the Chair of the Forensic Science Educational Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). Dr. Houck is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a founding Co-Editor of the journal Forensic Science Policy and Management.