Synopses & Reviews
The CBS television show, "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation," has captured audiences - and ratings - with its unflinchingly realistic details of forensic science, tools, and technology. This fascinating new book - written by an acclaimed biographer with a master's degree in forensic psychology - goes behind the crime-solving techniques dramatized on the TV show to examine the reality of these cutting-edge procedures.
From DNA typing and ballistics, to bitemark and blood pattern analysis, here are detailed accounts of the actual techniques used in today's crime investigations. Prominent experts in the field offer rare glimpses into cases ranging from missing persons to murder.
For fans of the television show, as well as true crime buffs and science readers - this is the real thing.
"With the mind of a true investigator, Katherine Ramsland demystifies the world of forensics with authentic and vivid detail."
"Fascinating...this book is a must for anyone who wonders how the real crime-solvers do it." Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of The Patient.
Inspired by the popularity of the CBS television show "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation", the author, who has a master's degree in forensic psychology, goes behind the crime-solving techniques dramatized on the show to examine the reality of these cutting-edge procedures.
Table of Contents
1. Scene of the Crime
2. Handling Bodies
3. ID Unknowns
5. We Have a Match
6. Science vs. Intuition
7. The Elements of Reconstruction
8. Criminal Logic10. Forensic Puzzles
11. Evidence Response