Crime Scene: Inside the World of the Real CSIs

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Macmillan, Oct 2, 2007 - Law - 416 pages
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Who are the real CSIs?
 
Most people who work as actual crime scene investigators will tell you two things: Television doesn't always show the truth...and science never lies. But how do DNA experts, trace analysts, medical examiners, forensic pathologists, and cold case detectives work together to produce evidence and solve a case--beyond the shadow of a doubt?
 
In this fascinating, true-life account, America's leading crime experts share their personal, unforgettable stories. From powder burn to fiber analysis, blood spatter to skeletal remains, New York Times bestselling author Connie Fletcher takes you into a world of crime-solving that's even grittier, more bizarre, and more shocking than any TV show. It's a thrilling ride into the dead center of a crime scene.
 "Filled with gruesome, tragic, fascinating details."--Booklist
 
"Not just fascinating and real, it's actually fun to read."--Joseph Wambaugh, author of the Edgar Award-winning Fire Lover: A True Story
 
"As close as you will ever get to being in the middle of a criminal investigation."--Barry Fisher, Crime Laboratory Director, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
 

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User Review  - briannad84 - LibraryThing

This is so far the best book on forensic science I've read so far! I loved the personal accounts from the scientists, detectives, prosecutors, etc and what they really have to go through with their ... Read full review

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I have not finished the book yet but in all my spare moments I am reading it. For a person who would like to think that they could know more than the average person about what the police do this is a ... Read full review

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Contents

Crime Scene Processing
7
Crime Scene InterpretationInside Scenes
53
Crime Scene InterpretationOutside Scenes
95
Trace Evidence
140
The Body of Evidence
182
DNA
219
Crime Lab
251
Cold Cases
294
Criminal Trials
334
Career Sketches for Contributors to Crime Scene
371
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CONNIE FLETCHER is an associate professor of Journalism at Loyola University in Chicago, and is the author of the bestsellers What Cops Know, Pure Cop, and Breaking and Entering.

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