Catching the Killers

Catching the Killers

The Definitive History of Criminal Detection

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
Gripping, in-depth chronicle of crime detection, this companion to the prime-time BBC TV reveals the techniques police use to bring criminals to justice.

Independent Publishing Group
Drawing on never-before-seen archival material as well as interviews with experts and ex-cons, Catching the Killers delves deep into the world of criminals and their adversaries?the forces of criminal detection. A companion to a major BBC documentary series, James Morton’s masterly text takes us through all the major developments in modern criminal detection: offender profiling, informants and surveillance, forensic pathology, ballistics, fingerprinting, serology, and DNA sampling. Each chapter explores a different method, and by reenacting seminal cases in minute detail, Morton uncovers the secrets of detectives and scientists as they develop these key weapons in the crime-fighting arsenal. From Scotland Yard’s Ghost Squad to the Unabomber, the Beast of Blackburn to Donnie Brasco, Catching the Killers reveals the brilliant detective work behind these and many other seemingly unsolvable crimes.


Blackwell North Amer
Catching the Killers is the story of the development, by trial and error, of scientific techniques in the fight against crime during the twentieth century.
Criminal detection has been revolutionized by the implementation of ground-breaking techniques such as finger-printing and DNA sampling. Using previously unpublished sources and interviews with experts, Catching the Killers gives us an exclusive insight into the fascinating cases that have been solved using the latest in scientific technology.
By reliving seminal cases in minute detail, James Morton uncovers the secrets of detectives and scientists as they have developed techniques for fighting crime. From the amazing story of Scotland Yard's Ghost Squad, to the Mad Bomber of the United States, Catching the Killers reveals the detective work behind these and many other seemingly unsolvable crimes.
Offender profiling, forensic pathology, informants, surveillance, ballistics, finger-printing, serology and DNA sampling have all become essential tools in the arsenal of the modern detective. Accompanying the major BBC TV series, Catching the Killers tells the story of these developments in detail.

Publisher: London : Ebury, 2001
ISBN: 9780091874100
0091874106
Characteristics: 254 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm

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