Forensics : the anatomy of crime / Val McDermid.
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|Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL||363.252 MCD (Text)||36241000395275||Non-fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781781251690
- ISBN: 178125169X
- ISBN: 9781781253199 (hardback)
- ISBN: 1781253196 (hardback)
- Physical Description: ix, 310 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Publisher: London : Profile Books : 2014.
|General Note:|| Published in association with Wellcome Collection for the exhibition Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, curated by Lucy Shanahan and Shamita Sharmacharja.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can use a corpse, the scene of a crime or a single hair to unlock the secrets of the past and allow justice to be done. Bestselling crime author Val McDermid will draw on interviews with top-level professionals to delve, in her own inimitable style, into the questions and mysteries that surround this fascinating science. How is evidence collected from a brutal crime scene? What happens at an autopsy? What techniques, from blood spatter and DNA analysis to entomology, do such experts use? How far can we trust forensic evidence? Looking at famous murder cases, as well as investigations into the living - sexual assaults, missing persons, mistaken identity - she will lay bare the secrets of forensics from the courts of seventeenth-century Europe through Jack the Ripper to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.
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