Karl Ritz, Lorna Dawson, and David Miller, editors. Springer Science, New York. 2009. 519 pp. $269.00. ISBN 978-1-4020-9203-9.

Forensics is the application of the scientific method to answer questions of interest to the legal system. Publications on forensics in soil science and geology have increased dramatically in the last few years, especially in Great Britain. There are several reasons for this, including that the field is becoming better developed and the privatization of forensic science in Great Britain. The latter has resulted in a large increase in the number of private forensic laboratories. Examiners in private institutes and universities...

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