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Title:
Beyond the crime lab : the new science of investigation
Author:
Zonderman, Jon.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xvi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471622963
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A fascinating look at the scientific and technical aspects of modern criminal investigation--packed with case histories taken from police and FBI files. Written in a fast-paced, hard-news style by a seasoned reporter formerly with The New York Times . Discussed here are a wide variety of novel techniques including genetic fingerprinting, the criminal profiling of serial killers and rapists, new techniques of surveillance and the use of artificial intelligence in the investigation of organized crime. Includes thoughtful discussion of the ethical controversies and constitutional issues of law raised by these modern tools of criminal investigation.


Table of Contents

The Scene of a Crime
Victims Without Identities, Murders Without Bodies
Inside the Lab: Chemistry + Probability = Crime
Fingerprints: Proof Positive
DNA Typing: A Genetic Fingerprint?
The Mind and Brain of Violent Criminals
Electronic Surveillance: Is Big Brother Watching and Listening?
Computers and Communications
Controlling Criminals: Science and Corrections
Liberty, Justice, and Science
Author's Notes
Index