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Written in Blood: A History of Forensic Detection By Colin Wilson Damon Wilson,

  • Title: Written in Blood: A History of Forensic Detection
  • Author: Colin Wilson Damon Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780786712663
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 44 B.C a Roman doctor named Antistius performed the first autopsy recorded in history on the corpse of murder victim Julius Caesar However, not until the nineteenth century did the systematic application of scientific knowledge to crime detection seriously begin, so that the tiniest scrap of evidence might yield astonishing results like the single horsehair that betraIn 44 B.C a Roman doctor named Antistius performed the first autopsy recorded in history on the corpse of murder victim Julius Caesar However, not until the nineteenth century did the systematic application of scientific knowledge to crime detection seriously begin, so that the tiniest scrap of evidence might yield astonishing results like the single horsehair that betrayed the sex murderer in New York s 1936 Nancy Titterton case In this massive and compelling history of forensic detection, the internationally recognized criminologist Colin Wilson charts the progress of criminalistics from the first attempts at detecting arsenic to the development of an impressive array of such modern techniques as ballistic analysis, blood typing, voice printing, textile analysis, psychological profiling, and genetic fingerprinting Wilson also explores the alarmingly modern phenomenon of serial sex crime with a discussion of notorious cases that includes Jack the Ripper, Lucie Berlin, Mary Phagan, the Black Dahlia, Charles Manson, and Peter Sutcliffe, the so called Yorkshire Ripper Wilson shows how the continual sophistication of forensic detection and the introduction of computerized information retrieval has increasingly stacked the odds against the sex killer Whatever the case, Written in Blood never fails to enlighten and intrigue.
    Written in Blood A History of Forensic Detection In B C a Roman doctor named Antistius performed the first autopsy recorded in history on the corpse of murder victim Julius Caesar However not until the nineteenth century did the systematic appli

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    1. It took me a while to get through this book, simply due to the quantity of material it contains Wilson and Wilson do a great job of outlining the sometimes accidental, sometimes hard earned way that science has come to play a role in crime detection They include summaries of a variety of crimes, along with the procedures police used or didn t to try and identify the perpetrator An enjoyable, informative read highly recommended to anyone with an interest in the history of forensics and crime.

    2. Written in Blood is a true crime book that covers cases throughout history but mostly after 1800 AD primarily from Britain and France, but also from other European countries and America These cases were mainly murders, robbery, and or rape Sometimes woven into the retelling of a case was information on advances made in forensic detection or information about specific detectives usually the one who made the advance or was well known Specific details were given about each new method and how it was [...]

    3. I found this book to be of a case history true crime type of book than a history of forensics While the cases do showcase the advances in forensics, it often seemed as if focus was placed on the investigators and descriptions of the crime than how forensics helped The author s bias towards his favorite scientists and forensic pioneers shows through quite clearly and, at times, can be off putting.While I appreciated the number of cases documented in the book, I would not recommend this for tho [...]

    4. Fascinating history of csiThis book looks at the entire history of criminal investigations and all its early leaders and criminals Very well written and researched.

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