Stories of the pioneers of forensic medicine and the methods they have used and developed over the years to investigate crimes and bring
criminals to justice. This does not only cover poisoning, shooting, stabbing and other violent methods, but also looks at subjects such as fingerprinting, forged documents, visual identification and the modern
criminal profiling experts. We also include under this heading books on criminology and social sciences.
Many of these items are now highly collectible and some of the interesting items from this category have included:
Burrard: THE IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS AND FORENSIC BALLISTICS. 217pp+illus. VG in slightly worn
d/w. Herbert Jenkins. 1956 edition.
An excellent reference work containing all the vital facts connected with the criminal use of firearms. The author had
unrivalled experience as an expert witness in many legal cases where firearms played a prominent part. He discusses the fundamental essentials of ballistic evidence. Very well illustrated with Index.
Joyce: WITNESSES FROM THE GRAVE. The Stories
Bones Tell. x+333pp+illus. Fine in d/w. Little, Brown & Co. Boston. 1991.
The incredible work of Clyde Snow, one of the world’s foremost practitioners of forensic anthropology. Among his
most celebrated cases were the Jospeh Mengele investigation; John Wayne Gacy’s numerous victims; the soldiers who died with Custer in 1866 and a tireless search for
the “disappeared” from Argentina’s “dirty war” of the late 1970s. The story of this unusual Texan and the amazing cases he undertook during his career. Includes Index.
Morland: AN OUTLINE OF SCIENTIFIC CRIMINOLOGY. xii+242pp+illus. VG in slightly worn d/w. Cassell. 1971
An extensively revised edition of the work which first appeared in 1950 with chapters on Fingerprints; Identification; Ballistics;
Medical Jurisprudence; Forensic Chemistry; Documentary Evidence and Forgeries. Includes illustrative cases within each section, with Bibliography, Index and Foreword by Professor Keith Simpson.