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Contents. Preface. Acknowledgements. Laboratory Safety. Microscope Maintenance. The Micro Kit. Experiments. Chapter 1: The Stereomicroscope. Experiment 1A: Familiarization with the Stereomicroscope. Chapter 2: The Compound Light Microscope. Experiment 2A: Familiarization with the Compound Light Microscope. Experiment 2B: Measurements Using the Ocular Micrometer. Experiment 2C: Microscopic Mounting Techniques. Experiment 2D: Determining Refractive Index. Chapter 3: The Polarized Light Microscope. Experiment 3A: Familiarization with the Polarized Light Microscope. Experiment 3B: Determining Refractive Index of Anisotropic Materials. Experiment 3C: Determining Birefringence and Sign of Elongation. Chapter 4: The Fluorescence Microscope. Experiment 4A: Familiarization with the Fluorescence Microscope. Chapter 5: The Phase Contrast Microscope. Experiment 5A: Familiarization with the Phase Contrast Microscope. Application Experiments. Chapter 6: Experiment 6: Physical Match Examinations. Chapter 7: Experiment 7: Construction Examinations of Evidence. Chapter 8: Experiment 8: Lamp Filament Examinations. Chapter 9: Experiment 9: Fingerprint Examinations and Comparison. Chapter 10: Experiment 10: Tool Mark Examinations. Chapter 11: Firearms Examinations. Experiment 11: Firearms Examinations. Experiment 11A: Gunshot Residue Examinations. Chapter 12 Experiment 12: Shoe and Tire Print/Impression Examinations. Chapter 13 Experiment 13: Botanical Examinations. Chapter 14 Experiment 14: Paint Examinations. Chapter 15 Hair Examinations. Experiment 15: Hair Examinations. Experiment 15A: Animal Hair Examinations. Experiment 15B: Determination of Racial and Somatic Origin Characteristics of Human Hair. Experiment 15C: Human Hair Examinations and Comparisons. Experiment 15D: Evaluation of Human Hair for DNA. Chapter 16 Glass Examinations. Experiment 16: Glass Examinations. Experiment 16A: Glass Breakage Determinations. Chapter 17 Fiber Examinations. Experiment 17: Textile Fibers Examinations. Experiment 17A: Natural Fiber Examinations. Experiment 17B: Man-made Fiber Examinations. Experiment 17C: Fiber Comparisons. Chapter 18 Soil Examination. Experiment 18: Soil Examinations. Experiment 18A: Identification of Minerals in Soil. Chapter 19 Experiment 19: Microchemical Testing Inorganic Ions. Chapter 20 Experiment 20: Microscopic Analysis of Controlled Substances. Chapter 21 Experiment 21: Semen Examinations Instrumental Microscopy. Chapter 22 Experiment 22: Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectrometry. Chapter 23 Experiment 23: UV-Visible-NIR Microspectrophotometry. Chapter 24 Experiment 24: Thermal Microscopy. Chapter 25 Experiment 25: Scanning Electron Microscopy. Appendices. A Optical Properties of Natural Fibers. B Optical Properties of Man-Made Fibers. C Michel-L'evy Chart. D Dispersion-Staining Graph. E Mock Case Scenario. F Circle Template. Glossary of Microscopy Terms. Index.
Overall I think this is a well structured book and illustrates the use of different types of microscopes with clearly explained experiments that introduce students to many types of forensic evidence. ( Reviews , May 2009) This helpful book fills a gap for all those entering the field of forensic microscopy. ( Doody's Reviews , May 2009)