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Reading Resources

The following books are used at UNT as resources, textbooks, and reading material for our forensic science students. These resources are a great way to help prepare for your courses and the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) General Exam.

  • Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 9th ed. Richard Saferstein.
  • Forensic Science Handbook, Vol I. 2nd ed. Richard Saferstein, Ed.
  • Forensic Science Handbook, Vol II. Richard Saferstein, Ed.
  • Forensic Science Handbook, Vol III. Richard Saferstein, Ed.
  • Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 5th ed. Skoog/Holler/Nieman.
  • Forensic Science:An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 3rd ed. Stuart James and Jon Norby.
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Science, Max Houck and Jay Siegel.
  • Practical Forensic Microscopy: A Laboratory Manual, by Barbara Wheeler and Lori Wilson.

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