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Homicide

Murder is among the most common and most terrible of crimes. Motives for murder include anger, love, greed, hatred, and myriad other emotions and reasons, some passionate, some cold-blooded and calculated. H… (See Below for Full Description)
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Murder is among the most common and most terrible of crimes. Motives for murder include anger, love, greed, hatred, and myriad other emotions and reasons, some passionate, some cold-blooded and calculated. Homicide investigates the nature of murder throughout history and tracks the progress of law enforcement in preventing and solving killings. Although modern police rely on a wealth of sophisticated tools, such as fingerprinting, DNA analysis, and computer databases, to solve murders, these techniques were not always available to detectives. This intriguing book demonstrates how murders are investigated, using real-life cases to illustrate key points.

Chapters include:
  • Homicide: As Old as Civilization
  • The Statistics and the Crimes
  • Homicide Investigation at the Crime Scene
  • The Homicide Victim
  • Using the Evidence to Convict a Suspect.
Topics covered include:
  • Homicide throughout history
  • Types of homicide
  • Motives for homicide
  • Early techniques of homicide investigation
  • Collecting evidence and the chain of custody
  • Fingerprints, photography, and trace evidence
  • Autopsies and forensic pathology
  • Identifying and eliminating suspects
  • Using evidence on trial.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9409-9
ISBN-10 079109409X
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1799-7
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Criminal Investigations
Author Richard Worth, Consulting Editor: John L. French, Crime Scene Supervisor, Baltimore Police Crime Laboratory
Publication Date 9/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Endnotes. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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