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Silent Witnesses: The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science Crime Novelist And Former Police Officer Nigel McCrery Provides An Account Of All The Major Areas Of Forensic Science From Around The World Over The Past Two Centuries The Book Weaves Dramatic Narrative And Scientific Principles Together In A Way That Allows Readers To Figure Out Crimes Along With The Experts Readers Are Introduced To Such Fascinating Figures As Dr Edmond Locard, The French Sherlock Holmes Edward Heinrich, Wizard Of Berkeley, Who Is Credited With Having Solved Than , Crimes And Alphonse Bertillon, The French Scientist Whose Guiding Principle, No Two Individuals Share The Same Characteristics, Became The Core Of Criminal Identification Landmark Crime Investigations Examined In Depth Include A Notorious Murder Involving Blood Evidence And Defended By F Lee Bailey, The Seminal Murder That Demonstrated The Usefulness Of The Microscope In Examining Trace Evidence, The Murder Of A Wealthy Boston Businessman That Demonstrated How Difficult It Is To Successfully Dispose Of A Corpse, And Many Others


About the Author: Nigel McCrery

Nigel Colin McCrery is an English screenwriter and ex police officer.



10 thoughts on “Silent Witnesses: The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this because if you havent noticed by now I love books about the history of fields or history in general The book is really general and so I wouldn t read it if you want to learn details and specifics about how forensics work but if you want a quick read that ll give you an idea of the time line in which forensics started to be used then you shou


  2. says:

    Not to be confused with the British 1990 s TV series Silent Witness, which also featured forensic scientists This book looks at the deep history behind forensics, but also how forensic experts are viewed in society and culture and how much things have changed between early days and ourmodern methods of investigation at the present time As Silent Witnesses effectively pr


  3. says:

    Silent Witnesses is a non fiction research book about the developments and various stems of forensic science throughout the decades Lots of new information that I didn t know about before was included, however, it was very slow going and since I was going into this one as a casual reader, there were times that I felt a little overwhelmed with facts This one is great for studen


  4. says:

    Murder has a magic all of its own So said William Roughhead, a 19th century criminologist, and so opens Silent Witnesses The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science. McCrery sets out to demonstrate the wizardry and science of forensic identification, which, as he notes, is a history of uniqueness The book is divided into chapters, with each section discussin


  5. says:

    Police programmes with a focus on forensics are hugely popular, the CSI franchise getting some 30 million viewers at the height of its popularity The realists of course know that actual real life forensics isn t like that, it s often laborious and very time consuming The instantaneous results obtained by Horatio Caine and Mac Taylor don t reflect real life And certainly not back a few hundr


  6. says:

    Continuing my odd streak of reading nonfiction books, I finished Nigel McCrery s Silent Witnesses A History of Forensic Science this evening As I read it, mostly while waiting at the mechanic s garage waiting, I paused to contemplate my fingerprints to see if I have arch, whorl, or loop prints or looked at the mechanics hands to wonder what chemicals and substances they might transfer I gotthan a


  7. says:

    Very interesting look at the history of forensic science The book covers identity, ballistics, blood, trace evidence, the body, poisons, and DNA It uses a variety of case studies throughout history and modern day to illustrate the advances in technology and technique Read if you are interested in true crime or forensics.


  8. says:

    Started slow but once the author got to the chapter on DNA it was fascinating.


  9. says:

    This is an excellent book It is a methodical review of particularly important forensic science methods and cases in which those methods were used usually for the first or near the first time and instrumental in solving the case Most chapters are set up to focus on a particular method such as blood, trace evidence, or DNA, all of which have chapters , explains what it is, how it works, why it s important, and uses a ca


  10. says:

    I guess I ve read too many books on forensic science as it pertains to solving crimes, because this book was mostly a rehash of cases I was already familiar with, and not written in a terribly gripping way It might not be bad for a starter book for someone unfamiliar with the history of forensics, though.


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