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Urge to kill : how police take homicide from case to court

Author: Martin Edwards
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Writer's Digest, ©2002.
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Procedural and technical inaccuracies can ruin an otherwise effective crime novel, especially given the public's ever-increasing interest in forensic details. In this guide, readers delve into the world of murder to learn how and why people commit homicide and how detectives capture the deadly perpetrators. With a mix of text, case studies and photographs, author and criminal lawyer Martin Edwards explores this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1582971315 9781582971315
OCLC Number: 50470605
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Murder basics --
Means to murder --
Motive --
Solving murders --
Murder inspired by fiction --
Language of murder.
Other Titles: How police take homicide from case to court
Responsibility: Martin Edwards.

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Procedural and technical inaccuracies can ruin an otherwise effective crime novel, especially given the public's ever-increasing interest in forensic details. In this guide, readers delve into the world of murder to learn how and why people commit homicide and how detectives capture the deadly perpetrators. With a mix of text, case studies and photographs, author and criminal lawyer Martin Edwards explores this intriguing subject step-by-step, empowering writers to create engaging and believable scenarios. The book is organized into five sections, corresponding to the process of committing murder and solving it. In addition to photographs of true crime cases, the book features more than 25 profiles of recent murderers. Readers will also find a glossary of definitions of important elements in murder cases, along with slang used by homicide detectives.--From publisher description.

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