The Casebook of Forensic Detection

The Casebook of Forensic Detection

How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
Updated with new material, this collection vividly depicts the horrendous crimes, colorful detectives, and grueling investigations that shaped the science of forensics. In concise, fascinating detail, Colin Evans shows how far forensic science has come from Sherlock Holmes's magnifying glass. No crime in this book is ordinary, and many of the perpetrators are notorious: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, John List, Bruno Hauptmann, Jeffrey Macdonald, and Wayne Williams among others. Along with the cases solved, fifteen forensic techniques are covered- including fingerprinting, ballistics, toxicology, DNA analysis, and psychological profiling, methods that have increased the odds that today's technosleuths will get the bad guys, clear the innocent-and bring justice to the victims and their families.

Baker & Taylor
Updated with new material and the latest scientific discoveries, an introduction to the field of forensic science examines the evolution of crime-solving technology and describes the investigative techniques behind one hundred real-life groundbreaking cases while covering such topics as fingerprinting, ballistics, and DNA analysis and their law enforcement applications. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2007
Edition: Berkley updated trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425215593
Characteristics: xii, 367 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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