Famous Crimes Revisited: From Sacco-Vanzetti to OJ

Famous Crimes Revisited: From Sacco-Vanzetti to OJ

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by Henry C. Lee, Jerry Labriola, Jerry Labriola

Famous Crimes Revisited is Dr. Henry Lee's first look back at legendary crimes of the twentieth century. The world-renowned forensic scientist and his coauthor, Jerry Labriola, M.D., release never-before-disclosed facts and photographs that are certain to surprise you.

Unlike many journalists, pundits and other authors who can only speculate, Dr. Lee speaks from an

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Famous Crimes Revisited is Dr. Henry Lee's first look back at legendary crimes of the twentieth century. The world-renowned forensic scientist and his coauthor, Jerry Labriola, M.D., release never-before-disclosed facts and photographs that are certain to surprise you.

Unlike many journalists, pundits and other authors who can only speculate, Dr. Lee speaks from an authoritative, firsthand perspective.

Accolades include the following from the preeminent forensic pathologist, Dr. Cyril Wecht: "Imagine Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan and Quincy all rolled into one person. Combine their fictional intellectual brilliance, deductive skills and investigative prowess with knowledge of and access to every facet of modern day forensic scientific equipment and techniques. What does that give you? Henry Lee."

Through Famous Crimes Revisited, join Dr. Lee in his journeys back in time.

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In Famous Crimes Revisited From Sacco-Vanzetti To O. J. Simpson, Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. Jerry Labriola effectively collaborate to present the non-specialist general reader with an authoritative, extraordinary presentation of forensic science as applied to a series of crimes that deeply alarmed or aroused the American public of their day. Ranging from the Lindbergh Kidnaping, Sam Sheppard, and John F. Kennedy assassination, Vincent Foster, and JonBenet Ramsey, these are cases that were steeped in a controversy that have lingered long in the public consciousness. Famous Crimes Revisited is compelling, informative, and a "must" for students of forensic science, as well as the non-specialist general reader with an interest in these individual crimes and their implications and legacies for American jurisprudence and investigations today.

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Famous Crimes Revisited 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MelbyMonkey More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book. It covered the various aspects of what went wrong with some high profile cases over the last century, in a way that was engaging to read. Dr. Lee (the very prominent noteworthy forensic scientist who has been involved with over 6,000 cases worldwide) goes on "trips" back in time to witness the trials and such as they were happening, and interjects his comments & questions at various points on what is wrong with what's going on. This includes things such as police error, mishandling, and misconduct; public opinion of the time holding sway over the proceedings, rather than the facts & evidence; inconsistencies in procedures and testimony from both witnesses and experts, etc. The book brings to light how many problems can arise in the criminal justice system, and why justice is certainly not always served. I would highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys reading/learning about crime, true crime, criminal justice, etc.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I found the information that eventually came out about these cases interesting, I found it a very awkward read. To write a book in which the doctor constantly dreams of time travel back to the past as well as an imaginary figure makes this book annoying in spots. I would much rather read an exact accounting of what he's learned or believes then the farcical 'dreams' and talks with an imaginary character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Famous Crimes Revisited gives incredible insight into several of the most famous cases of the 20th Century. From Sacco Vanzetti to JonBenet Ramsey to JFK to OJ, Famous Crimes presents a fresh, insider's view on the crime scenes. Also, Famous Crimes details the ways in which modern forensic technology might have changed the outcomes of the cases. This book is absolutely fascinating - a must-read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book almost without stopping. I am a true addict of crimebooks and this one -- from the the world's foremost forensic scientist, not just a talking head -- really provided more than just a quick fix: I learned alot that I didn't know and have a greater understanding of what I did know. For example: I believe that O.J. is guilty but now I believe that maybe Fuhrmen and the other detectives may have tainted some of the evidence. I question now totally the outcome of the Lindbergh baby murders. This book is provocative, educational and unique. After reading this engrossing book, people will have a much deeper, more knowledgeable understanding of the criminal investigation of murder cases. Famous Crimes Revisited raises these important questions: Was justice served beyond a reasonable doubt? Were innocent people convicted of murder? Did others go free?These two partners may be ¿The Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson of the New Millennium¿:Read this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A clever way to discuss the crimes. The fictional character ,'Sam' , shows the creativity of the authors. We read the facts in an interesting setting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rich with detail and insight. Interesting perspectives with a behind the scene vantage point. Give it a read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A tour de force, more gripping than any fictional mysteries, including those of Sherlock Holmes to whom Doctor Lee, the internationally famous forensic detective, is compared to. The questions that are asked after reexaming the eight most famous crimes of the centry are more than troubling. We are warned that tampered evidence, planted evidence, inept defense attorneys, overzealous prosecutors and prejudicial public opinion can too often send innocent people to the execution chamber. Socialists Sacco and Vanzetti were apprehended when the country was suspicious of Italian socialists. Bruno Hauptmann was captured with evidence that was incriminating but not necessarily convincing beyond a reasonable doubt when anti-German sentiment was still sweeping the country in the wake of World War l. A good read
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was interesting. But I confess I knew little about most of the cases so anything he said would be new and interesting. I DO know about the JonBenét Ramsey case and expected a lot more from this respected expert. He was a man I respected, I looked forward to the book, but he truly let me down. He didn't write the book, contributed little. Of 10 pages on the Ramsey case - 4 were on Lee giving lectures and the Vince Foster (unrelated) case. Silly little errors, like the misinformation that JonBenét's older sister was married at the time of the murder when in fact she married much, MUCH later, riddled the chapter. The second author included misinformation that appeared in a Vanity Fair article and was later corrected (the myth that John Ramsey left the house to 'get the mail' on the morning of the 26th). As someone who actually worked for the authorities on this case, Lee should have known better. He sure didn't proof read the chapter - he should have. Overall, I was disappointed by the slanted reporting - the bibliography was more like that of a high school student running off a fast report so they could get out with the gang. The authors' appreciation went to the special prosecutor, and police department who bungled the case and - - well, it just seemed totally biased and unfair reporting. Had they not included the chapter on Ramsey, I would probably have given the book 5 stars - - but after seeing how they mishandled the Ramsey chapter, I honestly can't recommend this book except for 'entertainment' purposes. Serious scholars need beware.