This book takes you step by step through collecting, processing, and using forensic information. The crime scene, the victim, the suspect, and crimes without corpses are just a few of the subjects covered. You can read about facial reconstruction, toxic agents, photography, and much more. There is also a timeline documenting breakthroughs in forensics.
This is a perfect gift or coffee table book for lovers of CSI or forensics in general. Not only does it cover all different areas of forensics it also breaks them down. In each new section there is also at least one case study covering a crime and showing how forensics helped or by not using forensics correctly botched a case. The photos, diagrams, and explanations clearly demonstrate the methods and how they are used. The only thing I would change is making each chapter a little longer. But they still give enough information to be enjoyable.