Scientific Criminal Investigation lays down the most intricate aspects of a criminal investigation involving application of Science and Law. It delineates the means and modes to tackle the criminal's depredations and his modus operandi and is a comprehensive compendium of tools and techniques needed to handle the criminal, the crime clues and crime situations. Numerous case histories, illustrations and photographs have been incorporated in the book which make the subject not only easily intelligible but also a lucid and an interesting reading. This second edition has been revised and updated by reviewing all the topics and further adding new ones reflecting the latest trends in the field of Forensics. This book is written mainly for the non-scientific audience and should prove to be a useful guide to professional investigators, prosecutors, judges, students of Forensics, trainers and to all those who are concerned with handling crime.
BR Sharma worked in Delhi University Laboratories after obtaining his BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Panjab University. Selected as Director, CID Scientific Laboratory, Punjab, at an early age of 26, just before completion of his PhD degree, he headed various Forensic Science Institutions including the State FSLs, Punjab; Himachal Pradesh; UT CFSL (COL MHA), Chandigarh. He retired in September 1993 and now runs the National Institute of Forensic Science.