Beyond the Crime Lab: The New Science of Investigation

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Wiley, May 3, 1990 - Law - 224 pages
A fascinating look at the scientific and technical aspects of modern criminal investigation--packed with case histories taken from police and FBI files. Written in a fast-paced, hard-news style by a seasoned reporter formerly with The New York Times. Discussed here are a wide variety of novel techniques including genetic fingerprinting, the criminal profiling of serial killers and rapists, new techniques of surveillance and the use of artificial intelligence in the investigation of organized crime. Includes thoughtful discussion of the ethical controversies and constitutional issues of law raised by these modern tools of criminal investigation.

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JON ZONDERMAN is a freelance science and business writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Technology Review, High Technology, and the Washington Journalism Review. He lives in Orange, Connecticut.

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