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Silent witnessesa history of forensic science

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Stigations examined in depth include a notorious murder involving blood evidence and defended by F Lee Bailey the seminal 1936 murder that demonstrated the usefulness of the microscope in examining trace evidence the 1849 murder of a wealthy Boston businessman that demonstrated how difficult it is to successfully dispose of a corpse and many othe Started slow but once the author got to the chapter on DNA it was fascinating

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Crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery provides an account of all the major areas of forensic science from around the world over the past two centuries The book weaves dramatic narrative and scientific principles together in a way that allows readers to figure out crimes along with the experts Readers are introduced to such fascin Silent Witnesses is a non fiction research book about the developments and various stems of forensic science throughout the decades Lots of new information that I didn't know about before was included however it was very slow going and since I was going into this one as a casual reader there were times that I felt a little overwhelmed with facts This one is great for students and academics

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Ating figures as Dr Edmond Locard the “French Sherlock Holmes”; Edward Heinrich “Wizard of Berkeley” who is credited with having solved than 2000 crimes; and Alphonse Bertillon the French scientist whose guiding principle “no two individuals share the same characteristics” became the core of criminal identification Landmark crime inve Police programmes with a focus on forensics are hugely popular the CSI franchise getting some 30 million viewers at the height of its popularity The realists of course know that actual real life forensics isn't like that it's often laborious and very time consuming The instantaneous results obtained by Horatio Caine and Mac Taylor don't reflect real life And certainly not back a few hundred years ago when forensic science was just starting out This book took me a while to read because it's one I picked up and read a few chapters of and put down again It's not something I wanted to read continuously not because it wasn't good just because I don't want to take in large amounts of detail all at once The book is very informative and would be perfect for somebody studying this field or someone looking to study the field I remember my 6th form offering forensic science as a subject but it was a very tame version of the field and extremely amateurish I didn't take it From the conception of forensic science through to present day we read about how the field has evolved There are some really fantastic tales about early forensic science A head being put on a pole in the hope a passerby would recognise it is one example It's crazy to imagine things like that even happened Moving on to the advanced stuff and it really does blow my mind how many ways there are to solve a crime these days You would think it would put off even the hardcore of criminals Everything from a hair a bullet casing a single drop of blood all of these things can identify a perpetrator What I especially liked is this book can be picked up read and enjoyed by someone with even just a passing interest in this subject Often I've picked up a book written about something I am vaguely interested in but I can never get past the jargon or superiority of the author in what they are writing about This book is written in a very accessible way but at the same time even considered experts in this field could probably learn something from the book With each aspect of forensic science separated into different chapters it's easy to just pick a chapter you like the look of rather than read the book in the traditional cover to cover fashion With illustrations anecdotes and a plethora of brilliant research this was a very enjoyable book and one I have no trouble recommending

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