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Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime

Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The dead can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. This book draws on crime novelist McDermid's own interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime stories
History
Narrative non-fiction
Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Val McDermid
ISBN: 9780802123916 0802123910 9780802125156 0802125158
OCLC Number: 891609329
Notes: Date of publication from publisher's Web site.
"First published by Profile Books in partnership with Wellcome Collection in the UK in 2014"--Title page verso.
Awards: Short-listed for Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Fact Crime) 2016
Description: ix, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The crime scene --
Fire scene investigation --
Entomology --
Pathology --
Toxicology --
Fingerprinting --
Blood spatter and DNA --
Anthropology --
Facial reconstruction --
Digital forensics --
Forensic psychology --
The courtroom.
Other Titles: What bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime
Responsibility: Val McDermid.

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'Forensics' draws on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research, and McDermid's own original interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists.  Read more...

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Praise for Forensics "McDermid's entertaining foray into nonfiction . . . offers fascinating glimpses into the grisly crime-scene investigation arena . . . McDermid brings the same pleasurable, Read more...

 
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by TdeV@bstw.com (WorldCat user published 2016-08-28) Excellent Permalink

Val McDermid makes everything read well. I’m uninterested in history but I read a lot of crime fiction. I was fascinated by FORENSICS by Val McDermid ©2014.

The book covers the evolution of forensics as a tool for crime detection in the past 200 years. Not interesting, you...
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