American Sherlock : murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI
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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2020].
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325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Northwest Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction - Biography Shelf  1 available
BIO HEINRICH 2020
Northwest Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
BIO HEINRICH 2020

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9780525539551

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-313) and index.
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From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century. Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities--beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners, and hundreds upon hundreds of books--sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Known as the "American Sherlock Holmes," Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural. Heinrich was one of the nation's first expert witnesses, working in a time when the turmoil of Prohibition led to sensationalized crime reporting and only a small, systematic study of evidence. However with his brilliance, and commanding presence in both the courtroom and at crime scenes, Heinrich spearheaded the invention of a myriad of new forensic tools that police still use today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests, and the use of fingerprints as courtroom evidence. His work, though not without its serious--some would say fatal--flaws, changed the course of American criminal investigation. Based on years of research and thousands of never-before-published primary source materials, American Sherlock captures the life of the man who pioneered the science our legal system now relies upon--as well as the limits of those techniques and the very human experts who wield them.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dawson, K. W. (2020). American Sherlock: murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI . G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dawson, Kate Winkler. 2020. American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dawson, Kate Winkler. American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dawson, Kate Winkler. American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2020.

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