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Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions

by Tom Gier


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In this day and age, with forensic science in the news all the time, it makes one wonder why people still commit crimes at all. Criminal minds are always active and trying to outsmart law enforcement. Only now, law enforcement agencies around the world have the very best weapon for combating crime at their disposal - Forensic Science.
Forensic science is everywhere and in just about every discipline. From Chemistry to DNA to latent prints, there are trained scientists waiting to do their part to help solve some of today's most complicated crimes. Unlike television, forensic scientists do not chase down bad guys or interrogate people, nor do they actually arrest anyone. The role of the forensic scientist is to provide investigators with the scientific proof they need to put the crooks in a position they cannot get out of.
In this book, Lasting Impressions, the reader is taken through a journey with an actual forensic analyst. Tom Gier is a Latent Print Examiner in a modern day crime lab. Each chapter is told in the author's own words as he walks the reader through each case. Told in the perspective of a latent print examiner, this book is written from an angle much different than what the public is used to. In many cases, the reader travels with the author from the crime scene to the court room. Each chapter is a separate case, written in a way anyone can understand. Lasting Impressions is an interesting book in that, the reader can skip from chapter to chapter and not miss any vital information. The author tells the stories just like he is sitting across the table talking to you.
Experience the emotion and enthusiasm of what it is to be a forensic scientist while, together, we can outsmart the bad guys. Put proof into the hands of the people who need it the most - the jury. Can you out-think some of the brightest minds fighting authority? Help us tell the story that only comes from studying the evidence and unraveling the smallest details as we uncover the truth. Help us prove science does not lie, people do.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477436585
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2012
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Tom Gier is a Forensic Analyst/Latent Print Examiner, working full time at a crime laboratory. His keen eye for the minute detail contained within a latent print spells disaster for anyone set on committing crimes in his area. Tom comes from humble beginnings, as he hails from a small town in south Louisiana. He has worked hard to get where he is today. Not only does Tom process evidence for latents, examine prints, he also testifies as an expert witness in Courts of Law on the State, as well as Federal, level. He also gives professional lectures on college campuses when invited to do so. With hundreds and hundreds of training hours, Tom is uniquely qualified to serve the forensic community. Rest assured, if the need arises, he is ready and willing to work for you, too.

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