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The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of Modern CSI

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Before there was CSI, there was one man who saw beyond the crime-and into the future of forensic science.

His name was Bernard Spilsbury, and through his use of cutting-edge science, he single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. Starting out as a young, charismatic physician in early twentieth-century Britain, Spilsbury hit the English justice system (and the front pages) like a cannonball, garnering a reputation as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. He uncovered evidence others missed, stood above his peers in the field of crime reconstruction, exposed discrepancies between witness testimony and factual evidence, and most importantly, convicted dozens of murderers with hard-nosed, scientific proof.

This is the fascinating story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, history's greatest medical detective and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our own time.

Synopsis:

Before there was "CSI," there was one man who saw beyond the crime--and into the future of forensic science. The Father of Forensics chronicles the story of Bernard Spilsbury, who single-handedly brought criminal investigation into the modern age.

About the Author

Colin Evans is a veteran writer specializing in forensics. His books include The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes, and A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies from Napoleon to O.J. He resides in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425210079
Subtitle:
The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of ModernCSI
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Foreword:
Hallcox, Jarrett
Foreword:
Welch, Amy
Author:
Evans, Colin
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Homicide investigation
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
General True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.94x6.30x.92 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Forensics and Evidence
History and Social Science » Crime » General

The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of Modern CSI
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