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The killer of little shepherds : a true crime story and the birth of forensic science

Author: Douglas P Starr
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With high drama and stunning detail, relates the infamous crime and punishment of French serial killer Joseph Vacher, interweaving the story of how Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, Emile Fourquet and colleagues developed forensic science as we know it.--Book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph Vacher; Joseph Vacher
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas P Starr
ISBN: 9780307266194 0307266192 9780307279088 0307279081
OCLC Number: 500797269
Description: x, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The beast --
The professor --
First kill --
The Institute of Legal Medicine --
The vagabond --
Identity --
The Oak Woods --
The body speaks --
The crime in Bénonces --
Never without a trace --
In plain sight --
Born criminal --
Lourdes --
The investigating magistrate --
The interview --
Professor Lacassagne --
"A crime without motive?" --
Turning point --
The trial --
Judgment --
A question of sanity --
The mystery of a murderer's brain --
Postscript --
Epilogue : The violent brain.
Responsibility: Douglas Starr.

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With high drama and stunning detail, relates the infamous crime and punishment of French serial killer Joseph Vacher, interweaving the story of how Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, Emile Fourquet and colleagues developed forensic science as we know it.--Book jacket.

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