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Suspect identities : a history of fingerprinting and criminal identification

Author: Simon A Cole
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cole excavates the forgotten and hidden history of criminal identification--from photography to exotic anthropometric systems based on measuring body parts, from fingerprinting to DNA typing."--Jacket.
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Field guides
Identification
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cole, Simon A., 1967-
Suspect identities.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)654482219
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon A Cole
ISBN: 0674004558 9780674004559 0674010027 9780674010024
OCLC Number: 45422079
Description: 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Jekylls and Hydes --
Impostors and incorrigible rogues --
Measuring the criminal body --
Native prints --
Degenerate fingerprints --
Fingerprinting foreigners --
From anthropometry to dactyloscopy --
Bloody fingerprints and brazen experts --
Dazzling demonstrations and easy assumptions --
Identification at a distance --
Digital digits --
Fraud, fabrication, and false positives --
The genetic age --
Bodily identities.
Responsibility: Simon A. Cole.

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Cole excavates the forgotten global history of criminal identification-from photography to exotic anthropometric systems based on measuring body parts, from fingerprinting to DNA typing. He reveals  Read more...

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