Volume 46, Issue 4 (July 2001)

    Review of: Murder, Culture and Injustice: Four Sensational Cases in American History

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    I trust fellow forensic scientists will agree that it is a sad state of affairs when we must rely upon a book review assignment to provide an excuse for “leisure reading” I have always loved and devoured books about crime and murder, and in fact, I still maintain that reading Gerold Frank's The Boston Strangler as a teenager is largely what propelled me into a career in forensic science After reading Professor Hixson's book, however, I can state honestly that if I were to have read his book as a teenager, I would have pursued forensic science with equal enthusiasm and vigor. I suspect that there are some budding criminologists and forensic scientists among today's youth who will derive similar inspiration from this work.


    Author Information:

    Caplan, MJ
    Assistant medical examiner, State of Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Wilmington, DE


    Stock #: JFS15094J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15094J

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    Title Review of: Murder, Culture and Injustice: Four Sensational Cases in American History
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    Committee E30