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The Resource Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime, Val McDermid

Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime, Val McDermid

Label
Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime
Title
Forensics
Title remainder
what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime
Statement of responsibility
Val McDermid
Title variation
What bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dead 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. This book draws on crime novelist McDermid's own 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
Summary
Explores the history of forensic science, drawing on interviews with top professionals, cutting-edge research, and the author's firsthand experience at crime scenes with forensic scientists
Writing style
Award
Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10428999
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
363.25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8073
LC item number
.M3327 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
what bugs, burns, prints, DNA and more tell us about crime
Label
Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime, Val McDermid
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 295-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crime scene -- Fire scene investigation -- Entomology -- Pathology -- Toxicology -- Fingerprinting -- Blood spatter and DNA -- Anthropology -- Facial reconstruction -- Digital forensics -- Forensic psychology -- The courtroom
Control code
20404784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802123916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn891609329
Label
Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime, Val McDermid
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 295-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crime scene -- Fire scene investigation -- Entomology -- Pathology -- Toxicology -- Fingerprinting -- Blood spatter and DNA -- Anthropology -- Facial reconstruction -- Digital forensics -- Forensic psychology -- The courtroom
Control code
20404784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802123916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn891609329

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