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The Emergence of Historical Forensic Expertise

By Vladimir Petrović
  • ISBN Code: : 1134996543
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : History
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This book scrutinizes the emergence of historians participating as expert witnesses in historical forensic contribution in some of the most important national and international legal ventures of the last century. It aims to advance the debate from discussions on whether historians should testify or not toward nuanced understanding of the history of the practice and making the best out of its performance in the future.

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What kind of science does it take to solve a crime? Forensics for Kids provides the complete history of forensic science, giving readers a comprehensive understanding of crime-solving development and the birth of modern forensics. Author Melissa Ross uncovers fascinating stories, famous cases, pioneers who led the way, and what forensics might look like in the future. Twenty-one engaging activities offer readers experiential learning of the science and history of forensics. Kids have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, explore forensic labs and tools, and delve into subjects such Hitler's forged diaries and the mystery of General Jackson's arm. Kids can become the next real-life Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew after exploring the science of forensics.

Blood, Bullets, and Bones

By Bridget Heos
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062387642
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 529
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Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics. Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public’s imagination, thanks especially to popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scene photography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies. In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos uses real-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking, Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system.

Forensic Criminology

By Andy Williams
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136233989
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 282
  • Pdf File: forensic-criminology.pdf

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This text provides an examination of the aetiological development of forensic criminology in the UK. It links the subjects of scientific criminology, criminal investigations, crime scene investigation, forensic science and the legal system and it provides an introduction to the important processes that take place between the crime scene and the courtroom. These processes help identify, define and label the ‘criminal’ and are crucial for understanding any form of crime within society. The book includes sections on: • the epistemological and ontological philosophies of the natural sciences; • the birth of scientific criminology and its search for the criminal ‘body’; • the development of early forms of forensic science and crime scene investigation; • investigating crime; • information, material and evidence; • crime analysis and crime mapping; • scientific support and crime scene examination; and • forensic science and detection methods and forensics in the courtroom. The text combines coverage of historical research and contemporary criminal justice processes and provides an introduction to the most common forensic practices, procedures and uses that enable the identification and successful prosecution of criminals. Forensic Criminology is essential for students of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigations and crime science. It is also useful to those criminal justice practitioners wishing to gain a more in-depth understanding of the links between criminology, criminal investigations and forensics techniques.

The Poisoner's Handbook

By Deborah Blum
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101524898
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: the-poisoner-s-handbook.pdf

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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie." —The New York Observer “The Poisoner’s Handbook breathes deadly life into the Roaring Twenties.” —Financial Times “Reads like science fiction, complete with suspense, mystery and foolhardy guys in lab coats tipping test tubes of mysterious chemicals into their own mouths.” —NPR: What We're Reading A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook.

Blood, Sweat and Fear

By Eve Lazarus
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  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Book Code : 1551526867
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 498
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Heralded internationally as "Canada's Sherlock Holmes," John Vance was an innovative and groundbreaking forensic investigator. Over 42 years beginning in the 1930s, Vance helped police detectives in British Columbia to determine murder from suicide as well as solve hit-and-runs, safecrackings, and some of the most sensational murder cases of the twentieth century.

A History of Infanticide in Britain, c. 1600 to the Present

By A. Kilday
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137349123
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : History
  • Members : 157
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The killing of new-born children is an intensely emotional and emotive subject. The hidden nature of this crime has made it an area incredibly difficult subject area for historians to approach up until now. This work provides the first detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era.

Forensic Psychology in Germany

By Heather Wolffram
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319735942
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: forensic-psychology-in-germany.pdf

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This book examines the emergence and early development of forensic psychology in Germany from the late nineteenth century until the outbreak of the Second World War, highlighting the field’s interdisciplinary beginnings and contested evolution. Initially envisaged as a psychology of all those involved in criminal proceedings, this new discipline promised to move away from an exclusive focus on the criminal to provide a holistic view of how human fallibility impacted upon criminal justice. As this book argues, however, by the inter-war period, forensic psychology had largely become a psychology of the witness; its focus narrowed by the exigencies of the courtroom. Utilising detailed studies of the 1896 Berchtold trial and the 1930 Frenzel trial, the book asks whether the tensions between psychiatry, psychology, forensic medicine, pedagogy and law over psychological expertise were present in courtroom practice and considers why a clear winner in the “battle for forensic psychology” had yet to emerge by 1939.

Crime Lab Report

By John M. Collins
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0128173289
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: crime-lab-report.pdf

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Crime Lab Report compiles the most relevant and popular articles that appeared in this ongoing periodical between 2007 and 2017. Articles have been categorized by theme to serve as chapters, with an introduction at the beginning of each chapter and a description of the events that inspired each article. The author concludes the compilation with a reflection on Crime Lab Report, the retired periodical, and the future of forensic science as the 21st Century unfolds. Intended for forensic scientists, prosecutors, defense attorneys and even students studying forensic science or law, this compilation provides much needed information on the topics at hand. Presents a comprehensive look ‘behind the curtain’ of the forensic sciences from the viewpoint of someone working within the field Educates practitioners and laboratory administrators, providing talking points to help them respond intelligently to questions and criticisms, whether on the witness stand or when meeting with politicians and/or policymakers Captures an important period in the history of forensic science and criminal justice in America

Forensic Fraud

By Brent E. Turvey
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0124080588
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 814
  • Pdf File: forensic-fraud.pdf

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Forensic Fraud is the culmination of 12 years of research by author Brent E. Turvey. A practicing forensic scientist since 1996, Turvey has rendered this first of its kind study into the widespread problem of forensic fraud in the United States. It defines the nature and scope of the problem, the cultural attitudes and beliefs of those involved, and establishes clear systemic contributors. Backed up by scrupulous research and hard data, community reforms are proposed and discussed in light of the recently published National Academy of Sciences report on forensic science. An adaptation of Dr. Turvey’s doctoral dissertation, this volume relentlessly cites chapter and verse in support of its conclusions that law enforcement cultural and scientific values are incompatible, and that the problem of forensic fraud is systemic in nature. It begins with an overview of forensic fraud as a sub-type of occupational fraud, it explores the extent of fraud in both law enforcement and scientific employment settings, it establishes and then contrasts the core values of law enforcement and scientific cultures and then it provides a comprehensive review of the scientific literature regarding forensic fraud. The final chapters present data from Dr. Turvey’s original research into more than 100 fraudulent examiners between 2000 and 2010, consideration of significant findings, and a review of proposed reforms to the forensic science community based on what was learned. It closes with a chapter on the numerous crime lab scandals, and closures that occurred between 2010 and 2012 – an update on the deteriorating state of the forensic science community in the United States subsequent to data collection efforts in the present research. Forensic Fraud is intended for use as a professional reference manual by those working in the criminal system who encounter the phenomenon and want to understand its context and origins. It is intended to help forensic scientist and their supervisors to recognize, manage and expel it; to provide policy makers with the necessary understaffing for acknowledging and mitigating it; and to provide agents of the courts with the knowledge, and confidence, to adjudicate it. It is also useful for those at the university level seeking a strong secondary text for courses on forensic science, law and evidence, or miscarriages of justice. First of its kind overview of the cultural instigators of forensic fraud First of its kind research into the nature and impact of forensic fraud, with data (2000-2010) First of its kind typology of forensic fraud, for use in future case examination in research Numerous profiles of forensic fraudsters Review of major crime lab scandals between 2010 and 2012

STANTON "Stan" O. BERG - A FORENSIC LIFE -

By Stanton O. Berg
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  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1644686058
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: stanton-stan-o-berg-a-forensic-life.pdf

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While this second edition of the autobiography of Stanton O. Berg's (Stan's) life and times, is also a short history of United States during the Great Depression and also the history of the development of the forensic science with some inclusion of Sherlock Holmes in that history. Stan's four years army service in the Counter Intelligence Corps at Baltimore, Maryland, and his weekend work with the Baltimore Police crime laboratory is reviewed. In looking back at Stan's forensic science career, one will find Stan handled one thousand cases, testified in legal proceedings over 350 times. Stan with his wife June, as his administrative assistant, attended 170 forensic science conferences in the US, Canada, and Europe. Stan often was a conference speaker and four times served as conference chairman. As Stan looks back at his career, he finds that, in some way or the other, Stan has been involved in almost every important case during the wild '60s and '70s-the assassinations of Pres. John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy; Chicago Police shooting raid on Black Panther headquarters; and the SLA ambush shooting of Oakland School superintendent with cyanide-tipped bullets. Stan's career also consisted of much investigation and testimony in the area of civil litigation, gun accidents, and gun safety designs. This second edition of Stanton O. Berg's (Stan's) autobiography has been greatly enlarged and expanded from the first edition. The first edition had only sixty-nine photographs and illustrations while this second edition has some 156 photos and illustrations. Much additional detail has been added to the story of Stan's forensic laboratory and his operation as a forensic expert. Much detail has also been added to the descriptions of his most famous national cases. A table of contents has been added for the reader's convenience.