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The little book of forensics : 50 of the world's most infamous criminal cases solved by science

Author: David Owen
Publisher: New York : Collins, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Reveals how fifty famous international criminal cases were solved by leading-edge scientific methods, in a layperson's anthology that documents the applications of a wide variety of technologies, from DNA analysis and toxicology to document identification and electronic forensics.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Owen
ISBN: 9780061374203 0061374202
OCLC Number: 156816577
Description: 143 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Part one: Cause of death: Death dealing doctor --
Hanging that never was --
Aunt Thallie's deadly cup of tea --
Clues in blood --
Deadly umbrella attack --
Natural causes or murder? --
Fugitive poisoner Accidental poisoning --
Polonium trail --
Fallen tycoon --
Body in the trunk --
Part two: Fire and explosions: Time-delayed blaze --
Matter of inheritance --
Sabotage or suicide? --
Tragedy of Flight 103 --
Clues in the ruins --
Part three: Fingerprints, blood and ballistics: Persistant print --
Mass fingerprinting --
Poisoned painkillers --
Bloodstained carpenter --
Hypochondriac killer --
Dingo attack --
Martyrs or murderers? --
Passion or premeditation? --
Part four: Naming the victim: Severed arm --
Jealous doctor --
Acid bath murderer --
Snowtown monstrosities --
Part five: Time of death: Digesting the evidence --
Failed alibi --
Angel of death --
Predicting the progress of time --
Last of the Romanovs --
Part six: Bites, knives and profiles: Trail of a serial killer --
Jagged tooth --
Conflicting evidence --
Road rage murder --
Mad bomber of New York --
Railway rapist --
Part seven: Forgery and impersonation: Defrauding a recluse --
Hitler diaries --
Written in blood --
Part eight: Trace evidence and DNA: Anatomy of murder --
Blundering train robbers --
DNA fingerprints --
Trapped by trace evidence --
Fox --
Soham murders --
Errors in procedure --
Cracking an alibi.
Other Titles: 50 of the world's most infamous criminal cases solved by science
Responsibility: David Owen.
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Reveals how fifty famous international criminal cases were solved by leading-edge scientific methods, in a layperson's anthology that documents the applications of a wide variety of technologies, from DNA analysis and toxicology to document identification and electronic forensics.

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