Beyond the Crime Lab: The New Science of Investigation, Revised Edition
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Behind today's most lurid headlines. A timely look at the fascinating realm of high-tech sleuthing Beyond the Crime Lab The New Science of Investigation Revised Edition The science of criminal investigation is evolving at an astonishing rate. Gone are the days of merely dusting for fingerprints and checking for lipstick traces. Today's forensics experts use DNA typing, computer and physical anthropologic reconstructions, and other highly sophisticated techniques-techniques that some critics believe have dire implications for every citizen's right to privacy and individual freedom. Completely updated to address the latest trends and developments in the field, this revised edition of Beyond the Crime Lab takes you on an entertaining and sometimes alarming journey through the incredible and perpetually advancing world of criminal investigation.


JON ZONDERMAN is a freelance science and business writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Technology Review, High Technology, and the Washington Journalism Review. He lives in Orange, Connecticut.


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.

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