Not enough depth to be "essential". Houck has written or edited far better books on trace evidence. Buy one of them instead....
Series: Essentials of Forensic Science
Hardcover: 126 pages
Publisher: Facts on File; 1 edition (March 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 4366438
Format: PDF Text TXT book
The books in this intriguing set provide students, teachers, and general readers with a readable and comprehensive account of current topics in the field of forensic science, covering all major areas of the topic, from their earliest uses to the modern laboratory and contemporary courtroom....