The Casebook of Forensic Detection
How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling CrimesBook - 2007
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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2007
Edition: Berkley updated trade pbk. ed. --
Branch Call Number: 614.1 Eva 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 367 p. :,ill