Beating the devil's game: a history of forensic science and criminal investigation
An authoritative history of forensic science and the evolution of criminal investigation, from the author of The Forensic Science of C.S.I. and The Human Predator.
Today, the basic scientific precepts of criminal investigation-fingerprinting, DNA, ballistics, and more-are widely known among professionals and lay people alike. But behind each of these now-commonplace concepts is a compelling story of the evolution of science and law, spearheaded by innovative thinkers, many of whom risked their careers and reputations for the sake of justice. Dr. Katherine Ramsland traces that development from thirteenth-century Chinese studies of decomposition rates through the flowering of science during the Renaissance, up to the marvels of the present day and beyond.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Admittedly, at this point in my reading life, there is nothing new under the sun where forensics books are concerned. I learned very little new reading this book. But I am a Katherine Ramsland fan girl. Her worst book is still better than 90% of the books available on paranormal or true crime themes. So while I did not learn much new, the fact is that this book is well-researched and wonderfully written. And as usual, I found many new books to read exploring the selected bibliography in her book.
Review: Beating the Devil's Game: A History of Forensic Science and Criminal InvestigationUser Review - Goodreads
the part i was interested in, the very early history of forensics, is incredibly fascinating! there are short reviews of the crimes that led to progress and even a history of chinese forensics (though ...
From Spies to Investigators
Judges and Juries
Outer Man Inner Man
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