Crime Scene Investigator
By Paul Millen
Crime Scene Investigtor offers a unique insight into the work and thinking of a major expert in the captivating field of forensic science. Semi-autobiographical, it charts the development of one individual and the science of crime scene investigation, with real life stories, the horror and the humour, human endeavour at its very best and worst. It tells the stories of real cases and real people.The book is punctuated by chapters explaining the thought processes and practise behind the science during its recent development.
Cause of Death
By Geoffrey Garrett, Andrew Nott
Dr Geoffrey Garrett was for over 30 years a Home Office pathologist. This is his personal memoir, in conjunction with crime journalist Andrew Nott, of many infamous, unusual and heartbreaking cases and a fascinating history of his professional life, giving a unique insight into a pathologist's work. Beginning with a no-holds-barred account of the basic methodology of a post-mortem examination, the book chronicles many memorable cases, including:The discovery of a preserved body on the Yorkshire moors later identified as the first victim of the Moors MurderersThe murders of three policemen plus the apprehension of a murderer who turned out to be a policeman's sonAn examination of sex crimesThe Moss: a seminal piece on Manchester's 'Bronx' - Dr Garrett reveals life in the ghetto, the drug gangs and how they operate How a man's face, burned beyond recognition, was reconstructed to help solve a murderPlus examples of many other baffling crimes which were resolved on the pathologist's table.