9780525539551-0525539557-American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

ISBN-13: 9780525539551
ISBN-10: 0525539557
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dawson, Kate Winkler
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780525539551
ISBN-10: 0525539557
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dawson, Kate Winkler
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dawson, Kate Winkler wrote American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI comprising 336 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0525539557 and 9780525539551. Since then American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.45 or rent at the marketplace.

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From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.

Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities--beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners, and hundreds upon hundreds of books--sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Known as the "American Sherlock Holmes," Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural.

Heinrich was one of the nation's first expert witnesses, working in a time when the turmoil of Prohibition led to sensationalized crime reporting and only a small, systematic study of evidence. However with his brilliance, and commanding presence in both the courtroom and at crime scenes, Heinrich spearheaded the invention of a myriad of new forensic tools that police still use today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests, and the use of fingerprints as courtroom evidence. His work, though not without its serious--some would say fatal--flaws, changed the course of American criminal investigation.

Based on years of research and thousands of never-before-published primary source materials, American Sherlock captures the life of the man who pioneered the science our legal system now relies upon--as well as the limits of those techniques and the very human experts who wield them.
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