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The Resource Forensics : the anatomy of crime, Val McDermid

Forensics : the anatomy of crime, Val McDermid

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Forensics : the anatomy of crime
Title
Forensics
Title remainder
the anatomy of crime
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Val McDermid
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Language
eng
Summary
The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and Val McDermid's own experience to lay bare the secrets of this fascinating science. And, along the way, she wonders at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine 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 uncovered the victims of a genocide. In her novels, McDermid has been solving complex crimes and confronting unimaginable evil for years. Now, she's looking at the people who do it for real. It's a journey that will take her to war zones, fire scenes and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with 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
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Cataloging source
BT
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McDermid, Val
Dewey number
363.25
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Wellcome Collection
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True
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  • Crime scene searches
  • Forensic sciences
  • Forensic scientists
  • Evidence, Criminal
Target audience
general
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what bugs, burns, prints, DNA and more tell us about crime
Label
Forensics : the anatomy of crime, Val McDermid
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Note
"Published in association with Wellcome Collection for the exhibition Forensics: the anatomy of crime, curated by Lucy Shanahan and Shamita Sharmacharja"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053361724
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781251690
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Forensics : the anatomy of crime, Val McDermid
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in association with Wellcome Collection for the exhibition Forensics: the anatomy of crime, curated by Lucy Shanahan and Shamita Sharmacharja"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053361724
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781251690
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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