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Science and the Detective: Selected Reading in Forensic Science Brian H. Kaye

Science and the Detective: Selected Reading in Forensic Science

Brian H. Kaye

Published July 11th 2008
ISBN : 9783527615544
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406 pages
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Who killed Napoleon?Were the witches of Salem high on LSD?What do maggots on a body tell us about the time of death?In his unique, engaging style, Brian Kaye tells the story of some spectacular cases in which forensic evidence played a key role.MoreWho killed Napoleon?Were the witches of Salem high on LSD?What do maggots on a body tell us about the time of death?In his unique, engaging style, Brian Kaye tells the story of some spectacular cases in which forensic evidence played a key role. Youll also read about the fascinating ways in which scientific evidence can be used to establish guilt or innocence in todays courtroom. The use of voice analysis, methods for developing fingerprints and for uncovering art forgeries, and the examination of bullet wounds are just a few topics considered. In a special section on fraud, the author takes you into the world of counterfeit money.Theres no solving crime without science. Written for everyone interested in whodunnits, this book explains the basis of the analytical techniques available for studying evidence in offenses ranging from doping in sports to first-degree murder.