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Howdunit Forensics

Just because you don’t have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner doesn’t mean you can’t learn your way around a crime scene. In Forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D., takes each area of forensics—from fingerprint analysis to crime scene reconstruction—and discusses its development, how the science works,

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Just because you don’t have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner doesn’t mean you can’t learn your way around a crime scene.

In Forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D., takes each area of forensics—from fingerprint analysis to crime scene reconstruction—and discusses its development, how the science works, how it helps in crime solving, and how you as a writer might use this technique in crafting your plot. This comprehensive reference guide includes:Real-life case files and the role forensic evidence played in solving the crimesA breakdown of the forensics system from its history and organization to standard evidence classification and collection methodsDetailed information on what a dead body can reveal—including the cause, mechanism, and manner of deathThe actual steps taken to preserve a crime scene and the evidence that can be gathered there, such as bloodstains, documents, fingerprints, tire impressions, and moreForensics is the ultimate resource for learning how to accurately imbue your stories with authentic details of untimely demises.

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Marty Neumeier says:

Suspense writer’s best friend DP Lyle is a treasure for suspense writers. His book is a primer on criminal evidence, from arsenic to asphyxiation, bullet holes to bloodstains. What was the cause of death? The time of death? The mechanism? The manner? Did you know a dead body loses heat at the average rate of 1.5 degrees per hour? Or that rigor mortis takes 12 hours to reach its max, stays there for 12 hours, then recedes over next 12 hours? Lyle covers the gamut of basic forensics. And if you have a specific question that…

Josh says:

A complete introduction to the field of Forensics written for … A complete introduction to the field of Forensics written for beginners. If you are talking about police investigations you will need to read this book front-to-back so you don’t accidentally call someone a Pathologist instead of a Coroner. I rated this book at 5 stars for completeness but I was tempted to deduct a star for the awful publishing quality. The printer of this book reminds me of an old photocopy machine where solid blocks of colour have ink streaking and there are occasional inks…

Saluki says:

More Than I Expected The Howdunit Forensics book covers everything from DNA testing, to forgery, to asphyxia, and it covers it thoroughly. 

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