BENEFIT: This easy to read, comprehensive primer is written by criminal justice professionals specifically for criminal justice students. It reviews 89 specific and timely forensic areas of academic investigation and its discussions are tempered with significant day-to-day field application experience. Its chapter-opening outlines and end-of-chapter learning features strive to make the material relevant for readers and its goal is to encourage students to understand how they will use forensic science in the criminal justice field. TOPICS: Discusses forensic topics as they relate to the world of the CJ professional. Includes topics such as the history of the field, the scope of forensic mental health, the trial consultant, treating offenders, and family court issues. Explores forensics around the world, the future of forensics and ethical considerations. Criminal justice students.