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Beating the Devil's Game : A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation
by Katherine Ramsland




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Today, the basic precepts of criminal investigation--fingerprints, DNA, blood evidence--are known among professionals and lay people alike. But behind each of these familiar concepts is a fascinating story of the evolution of science and law, spearheaded by innovative thinkers, many of whom risked their careers for more perfect justice.

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, renowned expert in criminology, traces that development from thirteenth-century Chinese studies of decomposition through the Renaissance and the era of Newtonian physics to the marvels of the present day and beyond. Along the way, she introduces us to forensic pioneers and visionaries who galvanized the field, raised investigative standards, and whose efforts have kept us just steps ahead of increasingly sophisticated criminals.

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Overview

Today, the basic precepts of criminal investigation--fingerprints, DNA, blood evidence--are known among professionals and lay people alike. But behind each of these familiar concepts is a fascinating story of the evolution of science and law, spearheaded by innovative thinkers, many of whom risked their careers for more perfect justice.

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, renowned expert in criminology, traces that development from thirteenth-century Chinese studies of decomposition through the Renaissance and the era of Newtonian physics to the marvels of the present day and beyond. Along the way, she introduces us to forensic pioneers and visionaries who galvanized the field, raised investigative standards, and whose efforts have kept us just steps ahead of increasingly sophisticated criminals.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780425271452
  • ISBN-10: 0425271455
  • Publisher: Berkley Books
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 432
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.59 x 4.31 x 0.94 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds


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