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A Voice for the Dead: A Forensic Investigator's Pursuit of the Truth in the Grave
by James E. Starrs
In recent years the world of forensic science has been glamorized and popularized through a number of Hollywood television shows and movies. In this text, Starrs takes readers behind the scenes, as he explores real world exhumations of individuals in several famous cases, to demonstrate the value and importance of the forensic sciences to the truthful and accurate reconstruction of past events.
Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers
by Michael M. Baden
Forensic science used to be a specialized field virtually unknown to the general public. In recent years, news reports of crimes solved through the analysis of DNA evidence have given everyone a glimpse of this astonishing field. Now famed pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden and award-winning writer Marion Roach take readers on a tour of sites otherwise closed to visitors.
Dissecting Death: Secrets of a Medical Examiner
by Frederick T. Zugibe
Zugibe opens the door to the world of forensic pathology in all its gruesome and fascinating mystery, using 11 of his most challenging cases to take readers through the process all good pathologists follow. The closing chapter examines high-profile cases where blunders led to killers going free.
Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files: Five Famous Cases -- Scott Peterson, Elizabeth Smart, and More
by Henry C. Lee
Dr. Henry C. Lee is considered by many to be the greatest forensic criminalist in the world. His vast investigative experience (over 6,000 cases!) and participation in many high-profile trials have earned him not only the highest respect from the law enforcement community but also widespread public recognition. Here Dr. Lee once again gives avid fans of true crime an intimate glimpse into the real world of crime investigation, combining his unparalleled expertise with a clear and lively narrative.
Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths
by Stefan Timmermans
"Postmortem" goes deep inside the world of medical examiners to uncover the intricate web of pathological, social, legal, and moral issues in which they operate. Stefan Timmermans spent years in a medical examiner's office, following cases, interviewing examiners, and watching autopsies. While he relates fascinating cases here, he is also more broadly interested in the cultural authority and responsibilities that come with being a medical examiner.
Profilers: Leading Investigators Take You Inside the Criminal Mind
by John H. Campbell
This collection of articles about criminal profiling offers fans of television series about criminal forensics a chance to temper fiction with fact. Written between 1976 and 2004 by FBI profilers and city homicide investigators, the articles cover real-life versions of television staples such as hostage situations, autoerotic murder and "assaultative eye injury."