Bodies of Evidence

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Reader's Digest, 2000 - Science - 256 pages
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Even as far back as the 13th century the Chinese appreciated that at a crime scene, "the difference of a hair" could change whether or not a crime was solved. Since then, criminal investigators have learned how to interpret vital testimony that is written in the language of fingerprints and flakes of skin, fragments of teeth and bone, splashes of blood, flecks of paint and traces of chemicals, a splinter of glass, or a uniquely striated bullet. Book of Evidence is authoritative and informative, and is of help to anyone who has an interest in the science of criminal investigation.

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Contents

Introduction
6
Suicide or Murder?
23
Mark of Death
33
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Brian Innes was born in London, England on May 4, 1928. He received a degree in chemistry from King's College London in 1949. He worked for several years in a laboratory before deciding to become an artist. He took classes at the Chelsea College of Art, where he co-founded the band the Temperance Seven. He was the band's percussionist and spokesperson. The Temperance Seven had several hits including You're Driving Me Crazy. He left the band at the end of 1965. He was a founding partner of Orbis Publishing. After selling the company, he wrote numerous books including the memoir A Long Way from Pasadena. He died on July 14, 2014 at the age of 86.

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