Academic References

Annotated Disciplinary Resources List

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2018). Retrieved from https://www.aafs.org/. This academy discusses in general, how and why a person chooses this particular field as a career, how a student becomes a forensic scientist and what he can expect in this field. This field has a lot to offer in terms of the branches in such a way that it is suitable for a person who wants to be an analyst and not a crime scene investigator and vice versa.
  • California Dental Association (2015). Journal (Vol. 43 No.6). Retrieved from https://www.cda.org/Portals/0/journal/journal_062015.pdf. This journal discusses about the forensic odontology aspect of forensic science, in detail. It includes dental identification by means of bite mark pattern analysis, age estimation, comparison of antemortem & postmortem records, radiographs and so on when the antemortem records are not available or maintained properly or when they are intentionally sabotaged.
  • Fish J. T., Miller L. S., Braswell M. C. & Wallace Jr. E. W.(2014). Crime Scene Investigation (3rd edition). Taylor, ISBN: 9781455775408. This book explains the basics and fundamentals of crime scene investigation such as crime scene survey in a systematic approach which includes notes taking, photography logs, recording measurements, sketches, report writing, impressions, evidence packaging, body fluids analysis & latent fingerprints. It prepares a budding crime scene investigator by providing him with the right steps to follow.
  • George Mason University (2018). Forensic Science. Retrieved from InfoGuides: http://infoguides.gmu.edu/frsc. This website is a very useful resource, as it helps me in searching for articles related to my academic discipline, Forensic Science. It includes books – both online and offline, journals from different databases, newspaper articles, case information and statistics & demographic data as few tabs among the whole website as a whole.
  • Houck M. M., & Siegel J. A.(2015). Fundamentals of Forensic Science (3rd edition). Elsevier, ISBN: This book explains the fundamentals of almost all the forensic branches which include forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, biometrics, fingerprint identification, DNA analysis, microscopy, serology, toxicology and so on. It lays a good foundation by providing all the essential information one needs to know before one wants to specialize in that branch of forensic science.
  • National Institute of Justice (2018). Retrieved from https://www.nij.gov/topics/forensics/Pages/welcome.aspx. This website provides all the possible information required for the evaluation and research on the prevention of crime and strengthening of justice. Be it, funding opportunities or grants for various, projects undertaken for research, awards conferred, funding opportunities in the forthcoming fiscal year, information on fellowship and training programmes, sponsoring workshops and meetings , publication of journals.
  • Robinson E. M.(2016). Crime Scene Photography(3rd edition).Elsevier, ISBN:   9780128027646.This book prepares a crime scene investigator concentration student to know and learn the technicalities one needs to know in order to get the right and valuable information as part of the visual aids. For instance, for an investigation, how the variable factors like different angles and types of light source used/ existed and the effect they cause at the scene can vary, are explained well in this book.