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 book explains the origins of fingerprinting, from early researchers to the court cases that first accepted it as a form of evidence. I picked up several stories that I will incorporate into the ... Read full review

Contents

The Shocking Tragedy at Deptford
1
To Catch a Crook
20
Like Rats with No RatCatcher
39
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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