Silent Witness

Author: Roxana Ferllini
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780857622204
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Packed with over 350 photographs and 32 real life case studies, Silent Witness offers a revealing and compelling look at the valuable investigative power of the forensic anthropologist.

Silent Witness

Author: Roxana Ferllini
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780613550642
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Introduces readers to this branch of science where the study of human bone structure and growth are used to help solve crimes, complete with a look at how evidence is uncovered, clues are spotted, and bodies are located.

Anatomie des Verbrechens

Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641184681
Format: PDF
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Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid lässt die Toten sprechen In ihren Romanen schreibt Val McDermid seit Jahren vom unvorstellbar Bösen. Jetzt geht sie zum ersten Mal realen Verbrechen auf den Grund und schildert die Methoden der Forensik von ihren Anfängen bis an die Grenzen künftiger Wissenschaft und Technologie. Denn die Toten sprechen. Denen, die genau hinhören, erzählen sie alles über sich: woher sie kommen, wie sie lebten, wie sie starben – und wer sie umgebracht hat. Wie minimal die Spur auch sein mag, dem scharfen Blick der Gerichtsmedizin entgeht nichts...

Forensic Anthropology

Author: Rebecca Stefoff
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761441427
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Explores the field of forensic anthropology, where the human skeleton is used to solve crimes and uncover mysteries, looks at famous cases, and discusses the education and training needed to become a forensic anthropologist.

Forensics File

Author: Roxana Ferllini
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781552978542
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Hidden Evidence Forty true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them by David Owen preface by Kathy Reichs foreword by Thomas T. Noguchi, M.D. Hidden Evidence takes you to the scenes of 40 infamous crimes and into the heart of the forensic investigations. These are the true crime shockers that have grabbed headlines and aroused public passions. David Owen explains the scientific procedures that helped crack every one of these cases -- from the gathering of elusive physical clues to the examination of weapons and bodies, to the use of sophisticated scientific analysis. Threaded throughout the book is the history of forensic science and the technologies that support it, including: fingerprinting / autopsies / handwriting analysis / ballistics / hair sampling / blood typing / DNA testing / dental records / gas chromatography / mass spectrometry / compound and electron microscopes / toxicology The high-profile cases David Owen used to illustrate forensic developments are from as early as 1775, when Paul Revere used dentures to identify a slain soldier, to the latest developments in the Oklahoma bombing. Most will be familiar to readers, such as: The Lindbergh Kidnapping / Pan Am Flight 103 / The Kennedy Investigation / The Hitler Diaries / Wayne Williams / Ted Bundy / Jeffrey MacDonald / Dr. Josef Mengele / Robert Maxwell's suicide / Tsar Nicholas II / The World Trade Center bombing David Owen presents the facts, steering clear of speculation. Comprehensive in scope, thoroughly researched and expertly compiled, Hidden Evidence is, in the words of former Los Angeles County Coroner Thomas T. Noguchi, "a fascinating book... [and] an excellent mini-encyclopedia of widely discussed, high-profile cases." ---- Silent Witness How Forensic Anthropology is Used to Solve the World's Toughest Crimes by Roxana Ferllini foreword and case study by Dr. Cyril Wecht Bones have an uncanny knack of holding important clues as to the fate of the individuals to whom they belonged. As portrayed in mystery novels and more than nine television shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, American Justice and City Confidential, forensic anthropologists work in an environment where the stakes are high, the pressure is intense, and their findings are vital in criminal investigations. It's a fascinating and often dramatic world. Go behind the scenes with forensic anthropologists and learn about their techniques, how they locate a body, how they carefully uncover evidence, and how the unique characteristics of each body bears silent witness to age, sex, cause of death and clues as to who or what was responsible. With 29 real-life case studies and more than 350 color photographs and illustrations, Silent Witness is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the world of forensics.

A Hands On Introduction to Forensic Science

Author: Mark Okuda
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482234904
Format: PDF
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One failing of many forensic science textbooks is the isolation of chapters into compartmentalized units. This format prevents students from understanding the connection between material learned in previous chapters with that of the current chapter. Using a unique format, A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case approaches the topic of forensic science from a real-life perspective in a way that these vital connections are encouraged and established. The book utilizes an ongoing fictional narrative throughout, entertaining students as it provides hands-on learning in order to "crack the case." As two investigators try to solve a missing persons case, each succeeding chapter reveals new characters, new information, and new physical evidence to be processed. A full range of topics are covered, including processing the crime scene, lifting prints, trace and blood evidence, DNA and mtDNA sequencing, ballistics, skeletal remains, and court testimony. Following the storyline, students are introduced to the appropriate science necessary to process the physical evidence, including math, physics, chemistry, and biology. The final element of each chapter includes a series of cost-effective, field-tested lab activities that train students in processing, analyzing, and documenting the physical evidence revealed in the narrative. Practical and realistic in its approach, this book enables students to understand how forensic science operates in the real world.

Forensics

Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802191053
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science, real-world murders and the people who must solve them. The dead talk to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with some of these top-level professionals, ground-breaking research, and McDermid’s own original interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists. Along the way, McDermid discovers how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine one’s time of death; how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer; and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist were able to uncover the victims of a genocide. It’s a journey that will take McDermid to war zones, fire scenes, and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with both extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.