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

Overview

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
From Sherlock Holmes . . .
1. Medical School Influences on the Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle, Ely Liebow
2. Strong Poison: Chemistry in the Works of Dorothy L. Sayers, Natalie Foster
3. A Study in Scarlet: Blood Identification in 1875, Samuel M. Gerber
. . . to Today's Courtroom
4. Forensic Science: Winds of Change, Richard Saferstein
5. Chemistry and the Challenge of Crime, Peter R. De Forest, Nicholas Petraco, and Lawrence Kobilinsky
6. The Elemental Comparison of Bullet-Lead Evidence Specimens, Vincent P. Guinn
7. Bloodstain Analysis: Case Histories, Frances M. Gdowski
8. Bloodstain Analysis: Serological and Electrophoretic Techniques, Lawrence Kobilinsky
9. Does the Crime Laboratory Have the Answers? Four Cities Compared, Joseph L. Peterson
Index

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