Volume 46, Issue 3 (May 2001)
Review of: Dead Reckoning: The Art of Forensic Detection
Capable, seasoned investigators, whether they articulate it or not, apply “dead reckoning”—the practice of determining one's position (in this book, in a homicide investigation) by usefully combining knowledge, skill, and experience—in their search for a successful conclusion to each of the cases they work. In this volume, the author, one of the finest minds in the forensic investigation field, reveals the “art” of dead reckoning in the context of investigations in which he has been involved. He shows how logical method and scientific scrutiny are applied by those who have learned to trust their powers of observation.