A forensics lab (Photo by David Bolton)

Have you ever watched CSI and wondered how challenging it must be to solve crimes? It’s a very fascinating subject, unless you are a little squeamish. Forensic science involves answering questions about a certain case. These may include:

– Why is there blood on the floor?

– What caused someone to murder his or her spouse?

– Is there any evidence that suggests an accused individual did not commit a crime?

– Why does the gun out of bullets? Where did the bullets go?

These kinds of questions can be difficult for anyone to answer. But if you are really into  forensics and are studying it in school, you likely have the personality and drive to want to find things out by doing research and conducting an investigation.

TopTenTopTen.com has listed the following books as the top 10 forensic science textbooks that are currently used by students and professors at institutions of higher education:

1. Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science by Richard Saferstein (2010 – Prentice Hall)

2. Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Third Edition by Stuart H. James, Jon J. Nordby, and Suzanne Bell (2009 – CRC Press)

3. Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Technologies, Fourth Edition by Vernon J. Geberth (2006 – CRC Press)

4. Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers, and the Internet by Eoghan Casey (2011 – Academic Press)

5. The Forensic Casebook: The Science of Crime Scene Investigation by Ngaire E. Genge (2002 – Ballantine Books)

6. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward: Summary by National Research Council (2009 – National Academies Press)

7. Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics by Robert F. Gaensslen, Howard Harris, and Henry Lee (2007 – McGraw-Hill)

8. Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab by Richard Saferstein (2008 – Prentice Hall)

9. Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death–An Exploration of the Haunting Science of Forensic Ecology by Jessica Snyder Sachs (2002 – Basic Books)

10. Lab Manual for Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (Pearson Criminal Justice) by Clifton E. Meloan, Richard E. James, Richard Saferstein and Thomas Brettell (2010 – Prentice Hall)

If you need any of these textbooks for your forensic science classes, or if you’re just interested in learning more about this subject, use Textbooks.org to compare prices on them. You can also find information on the site about local bookstores in your area that sell textbooks. Many of these books are available at those stores as well.