How Forensic Science Tracks Down and Convicts CriminalsBook - 2002
Is there such a thing as the perfect crime?
In 1979, US Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald claimed that three "hippies" broke into his house and attacked him and stabbed his wife and daughters. Despite the Army Captain's careful attempts to conceal evidence, forensic scientists were able to prove that MacDonald himself was guilty. Police Lab shows how forensic scientists gather and analyze evidence, examine weapons and bodies and use DNA testing and other techniques to help solve crime. Twenty real-life case studies show forensic scientists in action and demonstrate the fascinating secrets of police labs.
Police Lab includes:analyzing physical evidence and weapons fraud and forgeries including handwriting analysis DNA testing and the future of forensic science "forensic facts" sidebars throughout the book explaining how even the smallest detail and shred of evidence can help solve crime 20 real-life case studies including: The World Trade Center bombing, O.J. Simpson trial, assassination of John F. Kennedy and the conviction of serial killer Ted Bundy more than 200 color photographs
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