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Practical veterinary forensics.

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The book serves as a reference for the reader to appreciate the current workload of a forensic vet and to provide an insight into the scale and complexity of the specialism that is veterinary forensics. Topics discussed are: introduction to veterinary forensics; forensic philosophy; law and animals; forensic science and applications to One Health; evidence collection and gathering about the living...


Chapter 9 (Page no: 134)

Understanding the nature of document evidence.

The title of this chapter is very descriptive of both the positive and negative aspects of documents when treated as evidence. In this chapter the principles of the holistic examination of documents is presented, giving an initial comprehension of the forensic approach. Topics discussed are handwriting evidence; document evidence; and additional issues regarding the evidential value of documents.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction - What is veterinary forensics? Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Forensic philosophy. Author(s): Harrison, K. Bailey, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Law and animals. Author(s): Rook, D. Swan, P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 35) Forensic science and applications to One Health. Author(s): Reeve-Johnson, L. Bailey, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 50) Evidence collection and gathering: the living evidence. Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 62) Forensic examination of animal hair. Author(s): Gwinnett, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 81) Firearms and ballistics. Author(s): Bolton-King, R. Schulze, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 118) Blood and blood pattern analysis. Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 146) Forensic toxicology. Author(s): Rogers, E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 159) Bitemark analysis. Author(s): Bailey, D. Hamilton-Ible, J. Leicester, L. MacLeod, L. Wharton, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 175) Report writing. Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 189) The human-animal interaction. Author(s): Swan, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Chartoularios Laboratory of Questioned Document Studies, Piraeus, Greece.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642949
  • Record Number
  • 20163206701