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Author Williams, Judy.

Title The modern Sherlock Holmes : an introduction to forensic science today / by Judy Williams
Published London : Broadside Books, 1991


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 W'PONDS  363.25 Wil/Msh  AVAILABLE
Description 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction: forensic science in the 1990s -- Sherlock Holmes and the history of forensic science -- The scene of the crime -- The investigation of fire -- Firearms and the science of ballistics -- Dentistry: the 'fingerprint' of the mouth -- Fingerprints: modern DNA profiling -- Piecing together the physical evidence -- Forensic pathology: the science of unexpected death -- Biology: the unique evidence of DNA -- Entomology: the evidence of insects -- Questioned documents: forgeries and disguise -- Psychiatry: unravelling the criminal mind -- Toxicology: detecting drugs and poisons
Summary "The Modern Sherlock Holmes brings right up to date the meticulous detection methods set down by Sherlock Holmes one hundred years ago. From genetic profiling to gas chromatography and infra-red scanning, this introduction to the most modern forensic techniques takes the reader step by step through crime detection today."--Jacket
Analysis Forensic science
Notes "The modern Sherlock Holmes is based on the BBC World Service series The modern Sherlock Holmes, produced by Ruth Linton and broadcast in February and November 1991"--T.p. verso
Subject Criminal investigation.
Evidence, Demonstrative.
Forensic sciences.
Author BBC World Service.
ISBN 0951562932
Other Titles Introduction to forensic science today
OTHER TI Modern Sherlock Holmes (Television program)
Other Titles Introduction to forensic science today