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

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A lively, fascinating recounting of how fingerprints came to be a means of criminal identification, with emphasis on the personalities, claims, and peccadilloes of the men involved.Journalist Beavan (Esquire, Atlantic Monthly, etc.) opens with the murder in 1902 of two shopkeepers in a village near London. At the trial that followed, fingerprint evidence for the first time led to the conviction of ... Read full review

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