Forensic scientists are crime-solving sleuths producing slam-dunk evidence and tidy endings all in a day’s work … because being a forensic scientist is just like it is on the television, isn’t it?
In fact, it’s so much more than this. From examining illegal drugs to collecting pollen samples from corpses, an independent forensic scientist reveals her fascinating world in this book. Using first-hand experience, Dr Anna Sandiford presents a real-life look at the inner workings of forensic science as she recounts her work, as well as that of others, on well-known (and some lesser known) cases that have created so much media and public fascination.
Dr Anna Sandiford is an English-born and New Zealand-based scientist, who has been an expert witness and adviser for both the defence and the Crown in many high-profile criminal cases. An independent forensic science consultant, she holds science degrees in geology and micropalaeontology and has a PhD and forensic science postgraduate qualification from the University of Auckland.