Written on the Skin

Written on the Skin

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A crime scene investigator notes the tiny indentations on the fragments of a tin can identified at a bomb site. After months of testing he is able to match them to the can opener that made them - and lead police to the bomb-maker who used it. A forensic dentist documents the marks in chewing gum dropped by a thief during a burglary and matches them to the teeth of the suspect. A forensic physician examines an abused child, qreadingq the terrible alphabet that fists and weapons write on the skin and identifying a mother's hairbrush as the source of the qtramline bruisingq on her daughter's leg. Liz Porter's riveting casebook shows how forensic investigators - including pathologists, chemists, entomologists, DNA specialists and document examiners - have used their specialist knowledge to identify victims, catch perpetrators, exonerate innocent suspects and solve dozens of crimes and mysteries. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime 2007... been no information about the delivery of the parcel and no one to confirm that the blast had been triggered manually, ... B, C and through to L, they began collecting fragments of twisted metal and charred paper, bagging and labelling them ... As they worked they took photographs, documenting the chips in the concrete of the backyard (made by shrapnel), the black staining on the ground ( caused, theyanbsp;...

Title:Written on the Skin
Author: Liz Porter
Publisher:Pan Australia - 2007-11-10

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