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The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimesby Colin Evans
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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.
Discover the surprising answers in The Casebook of Forensic Detection, a true-crime treasury of 100 of the most fascinating cases of all time. More than two centuries in the development of modern forensic procedures come to vivid life as everything from handwriting analyses and voiceprints to ballistics, DNA testing, and psychological profiles reveal whodunit (and, in some startling cases, who didn't do it).
"Pithy, concise, and remarkably accurate." -Science Books & Films
"Contains ample material to hold the attention and foster interest in science." -Science Teacher
What evidence led investigators to Ted Bundy, America s most infamous serial killer? How was the mystery of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas and Alexandra, solved after decades of speculation? How did authorities prove the notorious Hitler Diaries were a fraud? Discover the surprising answers in The Casebook of Forensic Detection, an enthralling account of one hundred groundbreaking real-life cases whose riddles were ultimately solved by scientific research. More than two centuries of technology and development come to vivid life as everything from handwriting analysis and voice-prints to ballistics, DNA testing, and psychological profiles reveal whodunit (and, in some startling cases, who didn t do it).
More than 100 of the most fascinating forensic cases come to vivid life as everything from handwriting analyses and voiceprints to ballistics, DNA testing, and psychological profiles reveal whodunit (and, in some startling cases, who didn't do it).
About the Author
Colin Evans is a veteran writer specializing in forensics. He is also the author of A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies from Napoleon to O.J. He resides in England.
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