Chemistry and Crime: From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom

Chemistry and Crime: From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom

by Samuel M. Gerber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0841207844

ISBN-13: 9780841207844

Pub. Date: 05/05/1983

Publisher: American Chemical Society


An illuminating view of forensic science in fact and fiction. Underlines the relationship between detective fiction and the development of modern forensics. Begins with examples of chemistry at work in the novels of crime fiction writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L. Sayers. Recounts how the sleuthing techniques in detective fiction laid the foundation…  See more details below

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An illuminating view of forensic science in fact and fiction. Underlines the relationship between detective fiction and the development of modern forensics. Begins with examples of chemistry at work in the novels of crime fiction writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L. Sayers. Recounts how the sleuthing techniques in detective fiction laid the foundation for the sophisticated analytical methods of modern forensic science. Relates case histories in which modern forensics played a keynote role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780841207844
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Publication date:
05/05/1983
Series:
American Chemical Society Publication Series
Pages:
135
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

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