Hidden Evidence: 40 True Crimes and How Forensic Science Helped Solve Them

Hidden Evidence: 40 True Crimes and How Forensic Science Helped Solve Them



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613339094
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.12(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

David Owen, a graduate in engineering, moved from the aerospace industry into scientific writing and journalism. His works include publications on military deception and air accident investigations plus radio and television documentaries on electronic intelligence and computer crime.

Thomas T. Noguchi, M.D. was Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for the County of Los Angeles, where he was involved in the investigations of the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy, Sharon Tate and Janis Joplin. He is Professor Emeritus of Forensic Pathology at the University of Southern California.

Kathy Reichs is author of the best-selling murder mysteries "Déjà Dead" and Death du Jour. She is forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaries et de Médecine légale, Québec. She is also on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Table of Contents

The Trail of the Ripper9
Section 1Introduction
Chapter 1In the Beginning12
Chapter 2On the Scene26
Chapter 3A Question of Identity44
Section 2Weapons of the criminal
Chapter 4Pure Poison62
Chapter 5Knives and Blunt Instruments80
Chapter 6Strangulation and Suffocation88
Chapter 7Drowning and Burning100
Chapter 8The Smoking Gun110
Chapter 9Fire and Explosives130
Section 3Unmasking the Criminal
Chapter 10Frauds and Forgeries146
Chapter 11Fingerprints and Footprints160
Chapter 12Trace Elements174
Chapter 13Blood188
Chapter 14DNA: the Ultimate Identifier?200
Chapter 15The Future for Forensic Science218
Bibliography and Acknowledgments240

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