PRAISE FOR The Casebook of Forensic Detection""Pithy, concise, and remarkably accurate.""-Science Books & Films""Contains ample material to hold the attention and foster interest in science.""-Science Teacher""A mystery novelist's essential resource guide.""-Book News, Inc.""Even the most dedicated devotee of the genre will find much that is new in these brief but exciPRAISE FOR The Casebook of Forensic Detection""Pithy, concise, and remarkably accurate.""-Science Books & Films""Contains ample material to hold the attention and foster interest in science.""-Science Teacher""A mystery novelist's essential resource guide.""-Book News, Inc.""Even the most dedicated devotee of the genre will find much that is new in these brief but exciting accounts.""-Publishers Weekly...
|Title||:||Murder Two: The Second Casebook of Forensic Detection|
|Number of Pages||:||312 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Murder Two: The Second Casebook of Forensic Detection Reviews
A nice, concise reference book to jumpstart your forensic curiosity. Forensic pioneers, technology, murderers and present day forensic experts round out the knowledge hidden within the pages.
Another engaging romp through the world of forensic science. Packed with new cases, and some familiar ones from his previous books, Evans presents a range of cases, both historical and current, as well as profiles of famous forensic pathologists and descriptions of various forensic techniques, procedures, and technologies. Of all the cases in this volume, my favorite historical cases are: the Booth Deringer, the Iceman, the Mormon Will (allegedly written by Howard Hughes), the Persian Mummy, and the Vinland Map. As for the non-historical ones, I enjoyed: Brian Calzacorto (twins on trial for murder), George Gwaltney (cop who raped and murdered), John Haigh (clever attempt to dissolve human remains), Theodore Kaczynski (unibomber convicted using linguistic analysis), Elmer McCurdy ("The Bandit Who Wouldn't Give Up", a mummified corpse that frequented the sideshow circuit), David Middleton (extreme sexual torture), the Phonemasters (early black hat hackers and data thieves), Darlie Routier (killed her children and tried to stage it as a burglary gone wrong), John Schneberger (physician rapist who tried to pass DNA tests by surgically implanting a plastic vein with another person's blood in it), Paula Sims (killed both her baby girls to regain her husband's affection and tried to stage each murder as a kidnapping), Udham Singh (mass assassination attempt that failed due to old equipment), and Jack Unterweger (reformed criminal who became a famous writer who after parole went on an international prostitute killing spree). Overall, a dense but interesting book of cases to supplement his previous work, The Casebook of Forensic Detection.
Encyclopedia of crime scene forensic fetes and forensic scientists. As the second in a series (following A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies, from Napoleon to O.J.), many of the cases are lesser known, but no less fascinating for the detective work involved in solving them.Also included are capsule definitions of forensic terms and biographies of famous forensic scientists. And what does it say about the book or the reader that the detectors are far less interesting than the detected?
An interesting book with information on the development of various forensic tools over the years. These include arson, ballistics, brain fingerprinting, chromatography, fingerprinting, knife wounds, serology, time of death, and numerous others. There are cases of how the development of these tools help assist in solving the crimes. I was amazed at how long ago some of these forensic tools were first developed.
The book is divided into few main topics. After the basic introduction to each topic, the author told the interesting and successful stories about crimes solved by forensic science. This is definitely something you can keep on the book shelf and read it again and again.
Some lesser known murder cases and how they were solved, and some of the forensic scientists and their discoveries. The sort of book you can get engrossed in or put down and pick up.