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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

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            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer

            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Bretherton, Tanya

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            From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades.

            ISBN 9780733642388
            Published AU 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Australian Crime Vault
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            Shark Arm

            Shark Arm (Paperback)

            By Roope, Phillip; Meagher, Kevin

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            Truth can be stranger than fiction. In a Coogee aquarium in 1935 a shark coughed up a man's tattooed arm. The authors of Shark Arm have unravelled an extraordinary tale of high-class smuggling around Sydney Harbour and police collusion that has eluded many investigations into thi...s famous cold case.
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            ISBN 9781760875985
            Published AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Fake: A startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies

            Fake: A startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wood, Stephanie

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            In early 2017, Good Weekend magazine published Stephanie?s article The Great Pretender about her experience with a sinister romantic conman. She thought the story was over. But it was only just beginning. Hundreds of readers wrote to her, telling of similar experiences. A dozen o...r more people recognised the man in the story and wanted to tell Stephanie what they knew about him. She formed a connection with 'the other woman? who also wanted to share her story. Fake is a powerful, richly layered investigative memoir, drawing on Stephanie?s personal story, stories of other women who have been in similar, emotionally abusive relationships; and expert voices. Fake is a story for our times but is timeless too, exploring universal themes - the intensely complex and neurotic story of raw human need. The backstory- In her mid 40s, Stephanie had been coming to grips with an unhappy reality familiar to millions of other women around the world- she would not now ever have the children she had hoped for and it was possible she might never find the soulmate that her mother and society?s embedded princess mythology had led her to believe would one day be hers. Then, through an online dating site, she met 'Scott?. An exhilarating romance began. He said he was a former architect who now had a sheep farm. He had a love for the environment and seemed a compassionate, truthful and decent man. He talked about their future together. But as the months wore on, his behaviour became increasingly erratic. Stephanie grappled with depression and anxiety as a result. Cancellation followed cancellation- he?d been poisoned by sheep drench; his dog had been bitten by a snake; his crazy ex-wife had failed to collect his son from the school disco; his business partners were demanding a meeting. There were red flags, but Stephanie was addicted to hope, immersed in dreams of the future she hoped to share with him. One day, Scott failed to turn up for an interstate flight to the wedding he was to atten
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            ISBN 9780143792208
            Published AU 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Random House
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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

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            The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068042
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West

            From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West (Hardback)

            By Blake, Heidi

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            Based on a Buzzfeed News investigation.

            ISBN 9780316417235
            Released AU 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Mulholland Books
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            Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels

            Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Muse, Toby

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            On the way we will meet druglords, contract killers, drug mules, and submarine pilots, all of whom are trying to get ahead in the best way they know how.

            ISBN 9781529103403
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity

            The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity (Hardback)

            By Betz-Hamilton, Axton

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            In a powerful memoir, identity theft expert Axton Betz-Hamilton tells the shocking and unsettling story of her family, betrayal and deceit.

            ISBN 9781538730287
            Released AU 10 Dec 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

            American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI (Hardback)

            By Dawson, Kate Winkler

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            From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air comes the story of a turbulent period in American history when many of the CSI-style forensic techniques we take for granted in law enforcement today (like ballistics and blood-spatter analysis) became the basis for a new type of mode...rn criminal investigation -- and the larger-than-life scientist who paved the way. Berkeley, CA, 1925. A scientist's lab filled with curiosities: beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners and hundreds upon hundreds books; its occupant an investigator who cracked at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Welcome to the world of Edward Oscar Heinrich, one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists: a man known in his day as the American Sherlock for his knack of finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural. Heinrich was the nation's first expert witness, and the force behind the invention of a myriad of new forensic tools that police still use today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, the use of UV rays to detect blood, and the modern-day presentation of evidence. With a commanding presence in the courtroom and a cool demeanor on crime scenes, Heinrich captivated America's attention during the height of Prohibition, an era in which sensationalized crimes met the systematic study of evidence. But with his brilliance came the swift possibility for error, leaving an immeasurable, but often-ignored, impact on the history of forensic science, until now. American Sherlock captures the life of the man who pioneered the science we now rely upon. Based on years of research and thousands of primary source materials, none of which has ever before been published, this book is a stunning dissection of Heinrich's career and his longstanding impact the very foundations of the criminal and legal system. But more than that, it is a searing lens with which to examine our country's troubled history with crime investigation, a
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            ISBN 9780525539551
            Released AU 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Putnam Publishing Group
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            The Murders at White House Farm: Jeremy Bamber and the killing of his family. The definitive investigation.

            The Murders at White House Farm: Jeremy Bamber and the killing of his family. The definitive investigation. (Paperback)

            By Lee, Carol Ann

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            The definitive account of a crime that shocked the country and continues to fascinate today.

            ISBN 9781529013313
            Released AU 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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