Forensic books that I love

A Listmania! list by Diane Lanier "history and trivia nut" (Huntsville, AL United States)
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The list author says: "I have taught a forensics class to my 8th grade science students. Since the advent of CSI and similar shows, forensics has become popular. Great topic to get people excited about science! (Oh, and it's eeuwy gooey too!)"
Corpse: Nature, Forensics, And The Struggle To Pinpoint Time Of Death
1.  Corpse: Nature, Forensics, And The Struggle To Pinpoint Time Of Death by Jessica Snyder Sachs
The list author says:
  "Great book about the history of trying to pin point the time of death.  Uses cases from history.  Fun read.  Make sure to follow up with "The Body Farm.""
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
2.  Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The list author says:
  "All the questions answered about what happens to the human body after death.  Believe or not, my students were fascinated by this."
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Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner
3.  Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner by Michael M. Baden
The list author says:
  "Michael Baden is one of the best teller of tales from the deep vaults of the autopsy room.  He has several more books.  Make sure to read them too, although this is the best."
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Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers
4.  Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers by Marion Roach
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Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
5.  Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist by William R. Maples
The list author says:
  "A surprisingly good book!"
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The Bone Lady: Life as a Forensic Anthropologist
6.  The Bone Lady: Life as a Forensic Anthropologist by Mary H. Manhein
The list author says:
  "The inspiration for the TV show "Bones."  She also has a follow up book "Trail of Bones.""
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Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales
7.  Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales by William M. Bass
The list author says:
  "A classic.  Also read Bass's follow up "Beyond the Body Farm.""
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The Romanovs: the Final Chapter
8.  The Romanovs: the Final Chapter by Robert K. Massie
The list author says:
  "I've included this book in my list because it details the finding of the remains of the Romanovs and the positive identification of their remains.  A good book that combines history with science."
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What the Corpse Revealed
9.  What the Corpse Revealed by Hugh Miller
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The Casebook of Forensic Detection
10.  The Casebook of Forensic Detection 
The list author says:
  "Listed in chronological order--a great history of the story of the development of the science of forensics."
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The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes
11.  The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes by Colin Evans
The list author says:
  "A good selection of some of the most famous (and also not so famous, but important milestones in the history of forensics)."
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Minds on Trial: Great Cases in Law and Psychology
12.  Minds on Trial: Great Cases in Law and Psychology by Charles Patrick Ewing
The list author says:
  "I've included 2 great books for those that are fans of "Criminal Minds.""
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Mad, the Bad, and the Innocent, The: The Criminal Mind on Trial - Tales of a Forensic Psychologist
13.  Mad, the Bad, and the Innocent, The: The Criminal Mind on Trial - Tales of a Forensic Psychologist by Barbara R. Kirwin
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Hidden Evidence: Forty True Crimes and How Forensic Science Helped Solve Them
14.  Hidden Evidence: Forty True Crimes and How Forensic Science Helped Solve Them by David Owen
The list author says:
  "Another good combination of history and science."
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Dissecting Death: Secrets of a Medical Examiner
15.  Dissecting Death: Secrets of a Medical Examiner by Frederick T. Zugibe
The list author says:
  "Another good book by a medical examiner."
$11.19   Used & New from: $2.67
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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