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Crime Scene Investigation
by Colin Evans
This title details the emergence of modern crime-fighting techniques from the mid-1800s to the present, focusing on how crime scenes are treated, how evidence is processed, and how evidence is used in court to build a case for conviction.
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Chelsea House Publications
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A great book for what it is: a short textbook for middle or high school students to introduce them to forensic science. Highlights only one or two major cases per chapter with plenty of sidebars and pictures to keep you reading. Not bad by any means, just not what I was looking to read.
Colin Evans is the author of 17 books dealing with forensics and true crime. His fascination with the murkier side of human nature began while he was still in school. Hours spent in library archives researching contemporary newspaper accounts about "Jack the Ripper" (no, he doesn't have any clues to the killer's identity, and he seriously doubts that anyone else does, either) got him started and ...moreMore about Colin Evans...