Behind the Scenes: The Work of Crime Scene Investigators

Aftermath, Inc. : cleaning up after CSI goes home

Gil Reavill.

Detective, Nonfiction, Science/Technology

A crime writer who thought he could handle anything confronts the worst of everything when he dons a HazMat suit and joins the technicians of Aftermath, Inc., a crime-scene clean-up company. b #38;w photos throughout.


Mortal evidence : the forensics behind nine shocking cases

Cyril Wecht and Greg Saitz, with Mark Curriden ; foreword by Henry C. Lee.

Detective, Nonfiction, Science/Technology


The C.S.I. effect

Katherine Ramsland.

Science/Technology, Nonfiction, Detective

Fascinating, in-depth forensics are delivered by the author of "The Forensic Science of C.S.I."


Never suck a dead man's hand : curious adventures of a CSI

Dana Kollmann.

Detective, Science/Technology, Nonfiction

With plenty of insider's insight--and without pulling any punches--Kollmann introduces the real science and the actual process of crime scene investigation as she recounts her life as a CSI in all its fascinating and gritty detail.


Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers

Mary Roach.

Science/Technology, Nonfiction, Detective

An oddly compelling, often hilarious forensic exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers — some willingly, some unwittingly — have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the myst...


Dead men do tell tales

William R. Maples and Michael Browning.

Science/Technology, Nonfiction, Detective


Dead reckoning : the new science of catching killers

Michael Baden and Marion Roach.

Detective, Nonfiction, Science/Technology


Every contact leaves a trace : crime scene experts talk about their work from discovery through verdict

Connie Fletcher.

Detective, Nonfiction, Science/Technology

The tiny space between a knife's blade and handle is a perfect depository for evidence, as is the action for the gun's slide advancing the next round. Footprints are becoming more important than fingerprints in acquiring evidence. Along with these handy tips Fletcher (journalism, Loyola U.) works from interviews with over 80 US authorities ranging from crime lab personnel, medical examiners, and a range of technical experts to show how complex cr...


Behind the yellow tape : on the road with some of America's hardest working crime scene investigators

Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch.

Detective, Nonfiction, Science/Technology

From the authors of "Bodies We've Buried"-an uncensored look at real-life CSIs. With a foreword by Patricia Cornwell. For years, Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch trained CSIs at the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. Now they provide a glimpse into the real world of crime scene investigation, and the investigators themselves. Experience, through gripping text and photographs, eight gripping accounts of true crime from across the coun...


Crime scene investigation : crack the case with real-life experts

Joseph T. Dominick ... [et al.] ; introduction by Cyril H. Wecht.

Detective, Science/Technology, Nonfiction

Expert explanations reveal how science and patience lead to building an airtight criminal case. Readers become investigators as they learn how to scan for traces of blood, what to look for in a post-mortem examination, and procedures for storing evidence.


Cracking more cases : the forensic science of solving crimes

Henry C. Lee with Thomas W. O'Neil.

Detective, Nonfiction, Science/Technology

Lee (forensic science, U of New Haven) has been a consultant at some 300 police and law enforcement agencies and expert witness in many high-profile cases for both the prosecutive and the defense, including the infamous O. J. Simpson trial. In this follow-up to his earlier work, Cracking Cases, Lee describes his work on five high-profile homicide cases--Concetta "Penney" Serra, JonBenet Ramsey, Lisa Peng, Suzan Barratt, and the Skakel-Moxley case...


Hidden evidence : 40 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them

David Owen.

Science/Technology, Nonfiction, Detective

The author uses 40 famous crimes to explain how forensic sciences has developed over time, how sophisticated it has become, and how science has helped to solve the crime. Written by an expert and thoroughly researched, it is intended for a trade audience.