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The Father of Forensics

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Used, very good condition, soft cover, published 2006.
Before there was CSI, there was one man who saw beyond the crime and into the future of forensic science. His name was Bernard Spilsbury and, through his use of cutting-edge science, he single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. Starting out as a young, charismatic physician in early twentieth-century Britain, Spilsbury hit the English justice system - and the front pages - like a cannonball, garnering a reputation as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. He uncovered evidence others missed, stood above his peers in the field of crime reconstruction, exposed discrepancies between witness testimony and factual evidence, and most importantly, convicted dozens of murderers with hard-nosed, scientific proof. This is the fascinating story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, history's greatest medical detective - and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our own time.
The book is in very good condition, the spine is not creased and the binding is sound. There is very slight bumping to the corners and bottom of the spine but the cover is in very good condition and the pages are all clean and unmarked, except for a black line near to the spine which goes across all the bottom edges of the pages. This is only visible from the base of the book. The book contains 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

Item details

Author(s):
Colin Evans
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0425210073
ISBN-13:
9780425210079
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Title:
The Father of Forensics

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Used, very good condition, soft cover, published 2006.
Before there was CSI, there was one man who saw beyond the crime and into the future of forensic science. His name was Bernard Spilsbury and, through his use of cutting-edge science, he single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. Starting out as a young, charismatic physician in early twentieth-century Britain, Spilsbury hit the English justice system - and the front pages - like a cannonball, garnering a reputation as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. He uncovered evidence others missed, stood above his peers in the field of crime reconstruction, exposed discrepancies between witness testimony and factual evidence, and most importantly, convicted dozens of murderers with hard-nosed, scientific proof. This is the fascinating story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, history's greatest medical detective - and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our own time.
The book is in very good condition, the spine is not creased and the binding is sound. There is very slight bumping to the corners and bottom of the spine but the cover is in very good condition and the pages are all clean and unmarked, except for a black line near to the spine which goes across all the bottom edges of the pages. This is only visible from the base of the book. The book contains 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

Author(s):
Colin Evans
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0425210073
ISBN-13:
9780425210079
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Title:
The Father of Forensics

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