Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

The New Science of Catching Killers

Book - 2001
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In a forty-year career Michael Baden has conducted more than 20,000 autopsies. Considered one of the world's leading forensic pathologists, he was New York City medical examiner from 1960 to 1985 and is now co-director of the New York State Police Medicolegal Investigation Unit. The host of the popular program Autopsy on HBO, Dr. Baden brings riveting stories and expert analysis to Dead Reckoning.

The authors go to the crime scene, take readers to the autopsy table in the morgue and practically place the scalpel in the reader's hand to show how advances in forensic science are solving crimes as never before. They visit cases both famous and ordinary to explain why the first hour at a crime scene is crucial. They reveal for the first time how a key clue to the killer of Nicole Brown Simpson was lost during the transportation of her body to the morgue. In another case, they show how something as obscure as the imprint of a button on a dead man's skin was overlooked until months later when, while reviewing the crime-scene photos, Dr. Baden saw it, causing the case to take an astonishing turn.

Baden and Roach invite readers to be pres

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001.
ISBN: 9780684867588
0684867583
Branch Call Number: 363.25 Bade
Characteristics: 288 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Roach, Marion

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snowflake83 Nov 07, 2012

I REALY REALY REALY REALY " L O V E " THIS BOOK I FEEL LIKE I AM THERE WITH HIM IN THE CASES AND I WISH HE MAKE MORE BOOK'S LIKE THIS ONE

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apollard18
Jun 24, 2012

If you are interested in TV shows like CSI and want to learn more about the realm of forensic science, this is a fun and engrossing read. There are some gruesome moments and some details of experiments that will make you cringe. But overall this book is engaging and delightful, and I give it a two-thumbs-up for anyone interested in forensic science.

http://cafereads.blogspot.com/2012/05/house-blend-dead-reckoning.html

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