The Murder of Emmet Till

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Crime solving is painstaking, but modern methods and technological advances have significantly changed the field of criminal investigation. Clues to crimes both spectacular and ordinary can now be found in the tiniest bits of evidence thanks to cutting-edge forensic techniques. Crime Scene Investigations examines the fascinating world of the criminal investigator and other professionals who are on the front line of solving today's (and some of yesterday's) most notorious crimes. All books feature crime ...

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Overview

Crime solving is painstaking, but modern methods and technological advances have significantly changed the field of criminal investigation. Clues to crimes both spectacular and ordinary can now be found in the tiniest bits of evidence thanks to cutting-edge forensic techniques. Crime Scene Investigations examines the fascinating world of the criminal investigator and other professionals who are on the front line of solving today's (and some of yesterday's) most notorious crimes. All books feature crime statistics, career information, explanations of crime-soling techniques, and crime-busting facts. In addition, bibliographies for further research, full-color photographs, charts, and a detailed index are also included.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Judy Brink-Drescher
Each volume in this series examines either a specific case, a distinctive aspect of criminal investigation (e.g., DNA testing), or a particular crime solver's role (e.g., forensic anthropologist). The Columbine School Shootings will almost certainly provide the reader with unknown facts about this highly publicized incident, including how mistakes that were made during this tragic event reshaped the way investigators approach such crimes today. The Murder of Emmett Till explores the 1955 landmark case of egregious racial injustice that is largely credited with igniting a nationwide social movement against segregation, bigotry, and hate crime. K-9 Police Units begins by describing the rigorous selection and training process of both dog and handler. Also discussed are the many different types of applications for these brave animals, as well as the bond of mutual trust that is required between the police officer and his canine companion while working in true life-and-death situations. The series began in 2006 and includes more than forty titles. At approximately one hundred pages in length, the books are both interesting and easily readable. Common elements include vivid color photography, charts, graphs, sidebar commentaries, highlighted facts (including career information), an annotated bibliography, and an index. Many titles are also available in e-book format. Given the current CSI obsession, these books should not only be a popular addition to any collection but will also go a long way in setting the record straight regarding who does what within a criminal investigation. Reviewer: Judy Brink-Drescher
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420502138
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/23/2010
  • Series: Crime Scene Investigations Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction: Boy from Chicago 6

Chapter 1 The Crime 10

Chapter 2 Investigation and Trial 27

Chapter 3 Physical Evidence and Eyewitnesses 46

Chapter 4 Renewed Interest and Case Reopened 60

Chapter 5 Case Closed 75

Epilogue: Still Seeking Justice 88

Notes 91

Glossary 96

For More Information 97

Index 100

Picture Credits 104

About the Author 104

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