Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science

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Hyperion, May 22, 2002 - History - 232 pages
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A fascinating history of fingerprint identification takes readers to turn-of-the-century England, where Scotland Yard was struggling to adopt this new technology and the controversial 1905 murder case that ultimately led to its common use and discusses the role and technology of fingerprinting in modern-day forensics. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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This was wonderful! I was dreading such a dreary subject but this was great fun to read. When it's fun, we actually read it . . . smile. Good read. Read full review

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Copyright

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Colin Beavan is the author of "Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science," He has written for "Esquire," the "Atlantic Monthly, Mens Journal, Wired," and many other national magazines.

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