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The Resource Hidden evidence : 40 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them, David Owen

Hidden evidence : 40 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them, David Owen

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Hidden evidence : 40 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them
Title
Hidden evidence
Title remainder
40 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them
Statement of responsibility
David Owen
Title variation
Forty true crimes and how forensic science helped to solve them
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Hidden Evidence takes you to the scenes of 40 infamous crimes and into the heart of the forensic investigations. These are the true crime shockers that have grabbed headlines and aroused public passions. David Owen explains the scientific procedures that helped crack every one of these cases- from the gathering of elusive physical clues to the examination of weapons and bodies, to the use of sophisticated scientific analysis. Threaded throughout the book is the history of forensic science and the technologies that support it, including: fingerprinting, autopsies, handwriting analysis, ballistics, hair sampling, blood typing, DNA testing, dental records, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, compound and electron microscopes, and toxicology. The high-profile cases David Owen used to illustrate forensic developments are from as early as 1775, when Paul Revere used dentures to identify a slain soldier, to the latest developments in the Oklahoma bombing. Most will be familiar to readers, such as: The Lindbergh Kidnapping, Pan Am Flight 103, The Kennedy Investigation, The Hitler Diaries, Wayne Williams, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey MacDonald, Dr. Josef Mengele, Robert Maxwell's suicide, Tsar Nicholas II, and The World Trade Center bombing
Summary
Looks at the role of forensic science in criminal investigations and examines forty high-profile cases and the diverse technologies used to solve them, including fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, DNA testing, and toxicology
Writing style
Award
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169522
Cataloging source
CaOTU
Dewey number
363.25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8073
LC item number
.O83 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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forty true crimes and how forensic science helped to solve them
Label
Hidden evidence : 40 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them, David Owen
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Publication
Note
"A Firefly book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Trail of the Ripper -- Section 1: Introduction -- 1: In the beginning -- 2: On the scene -- 3: Question of identity -- Section 2: Weapons Of The Criminal -- 4: Pure poison -- 5: Knives and blunt instruments -- 6: Strangulation and suffocation -- 7: Drowning and burning -- 8: Smoking gun -- 9: Fire and explosives -- Section 3: Unmasking The Criminal -- 10: Frauds and forgeries -- 11: Fingerprints and footprints -- 12: Trace elements -- 13: Blood -- 14: DNA: the ultimate identifier? -- 15: Future for forensic science -- Glossary -- Index -- Bibliography and acknowledgments
Control code
1360809
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781552094921
Isbn Type
(bound)
Other physical details
ill., ports., facsims.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43275835
  • (OCoLC)43275835
Label
Hidden evidence : 40 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them, David Owen
Publication
Note
"A Firefly book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Trail of the Ripper -- Section 1: Introduction -- 1: In the beginning -- 2: On the scene -- 3: Question of identity -- Section 2: Weapons Of The Criminal -- 4: Pure poison -- 5: Knives and blunt instruments -- 6: Strangulation and suffocation -- 7: Drowning and burning -- 8: Smoking gun -- 9: Fire and explosives -- Section 3: Unmasking The Criminal -- 10: Frauds and forgeries -- 11: Fingerprints and footprints -- 12: Trace elements -- 13: Blood -- 14: DNA: the ultimate identifier? -- 15: Future for forensic science -- Glossary -- Index -- Bibliography and acknowledgments
Control code
1360809
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781552094921
Isbn Type
(bound)
Other physical details
ill., ports., facsims.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43275835
  • (OCoLC)43275835

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