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Little Book of Forensics 50 of the World's Most Infamous Criminal Cases Solved by Science

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ISBN-10: 0061374202

ISBN-13: 9780061374203

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Owen

List price: $14.95
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To take a crime from scene to court may involve several specialized branches of forensic science. Criminalistics specialists look at statistics, splash patterns, fingerprints and distribution of material at the scene; forensic chemistry deals with fires, explosives, glass, paint and soil analysis; toxicology looks at poisons and drug abuse; serology is the science of body fluids including blood, saliva and semen; the documents unit look at fakes and forgeries; and the computer branch investigate hacking and electronically detectable crimes. This case-packed book shows you how each unit works through 50 carefully selected crime studies that describe how scientific methods have been used…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

David Owen is on the staffs of both The New Yorker and Golf Digest. A frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of nine previous books, he lives in Washington, Connecticut.