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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Crime Science Books (October 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615687814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615687810
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,861,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael A. Knox is a forensic consultant in Jacksonville, Florida, who specializes in reconstructing crime scenes, especially those involving gunfire. Mr. Knox spent over 15 years working as a police officer and detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office before going to work as a full-time consultant in 2010. Mr. Knox has reconstructed crime scenes around the United States and has testified as an expert numerous times in state and federal courts. He has taught crime scene technology courses to law enforcement officials in the United States, Peru, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Georgia. Mr. Knox is board certified as a crime scene reconstructionist with the International Association for Identification. He holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Florida and a Master's degree in forensic science from the University of Florida.

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I am a forensic consultant from Jacksonville, Florida who reconstructs crime scenes and traffic accidents for attorneys, insurance companies, and others as president of my company, Knox & Associates, LLC. For over fifteen years, I was a law enforcement officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office where I spent a decade working as a detective in the Crime Scene Unit and the Traffic Homicide Unit. Before my retirement from law enforcement in 2010, I led over 350 forensic death scene investigations and investigated thousands of crime scenes. I was also the lead investigator in over 100 fatal and life-threatening traffic crashes.

I started my company in 2008 and have since reconstructed crime scenes and traffic accidents in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. I specialize in firearms, ballistics, and shooting incident reconstruction and have analyzed all types of shooting incidents and deaths by gunfire.

I have a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Florida and a Master's degree in forensic science from the University of Florida. I have attended several thousand hours of training in forensic investigations, traffic accident reconstruction, and law enforcement.

I have taught forensic investigations and crime scene technology courses to law enforcement personnel throughout the United States and in Peru, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Georgia.

As I writer, I focus on true crime, a genre that allows me to put my years of training and experience to work in ways that other writers cannot. I can explain things, provide details, and bring a story to life because, for me, crime stories are real; they are not just something I read about or heard about. I can describe a crime scene because I have been to so many of them that a I know how they look, how they feel, how they smell.

To better bring you true crime stories in a way that blends true science and captivating story-telling, I have started a publishing company, Crime Science Books. My first book is a riveting account of the forensic evidence in the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old black teenager who was shot to death one rainy Sunday evening by George Zimmerman, a half-white, half-Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer who called police to report that the hoodie-wearing Martin looked like a "real suspicious guy" who may have been involved in neighborhood burglaries. My book, entitled Intermediate Range, recounts the forensic evidence in the case and debunks many myths about the shooting that have swirled in news and social media.

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Intermediate Range: The Forensic Evidence in the Killing of Trayvon Martin

I just finished reading this book and found it both informative and well written. There were a few places in the book that I found a bit too technical but once I was able to puzzle them out, they made sense. Knox certainly has the credentials to be considered an expert in the field of forensic science and the ability to write clearly for the lay person. I enjoyed the book, learned from it, and would recommend it to anyone interested in the Zimmerman case, unless you're utterly convinced that Zimmerman is guilty and nothing will change your mind. In that case, don't waste your money on a book that will not agree with your uninformed belief.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vivian Ellingson on August 31, 2013
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The book is a tad bit difficult in places, but it is fascinating. The trial certainly upheld the Author's points.
It is nice to see an unemotional factual account in the sea of "poor little Trayvon" out there.
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15 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Pandora on November 10, 2012
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I do not work in the field of forensics or law enforcement and I rarely read books within the true crime genre. I had heard about this case on the news so I decided to see what this book was all about. I instantly became absorbed in the details of this case as presented in this book. The overall approach taken by the author is exceptionally informative and unbiased. The author explains forensic science and the significance of the forensic evidence of this case in a fact-based, captivating manner. I highly recommend this book to everyone involved in crime investigation, law enforcement, and the legal process and everyone curious about this case or forensic science. A fascinating and informative read.
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15 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Angie HIll on November 8, 2012
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I tried to order the paperback on October 30th and was advised they are not yet ready for shipment, so I purchased the Kindle Edition. I don't know how "M. Ford" was able to write such a negative review about the paperback on October 31st, when obviously it wasn't ready for shipment yet. I wonder what his agenda is? Anyway, I found this book very informative and straight to the point. I think the author addressed it well at the end of Chapter 1 when he said that people, no matter which side they are on, will not appreciate this book because they would rather ignore the facts and believe hearsay. The author never took sides for either Martin or Zimmerman and he pointed out the facts that were listed in the released reports. You would be well served to read this book with an open mind rather than the two shallow minded individuals who offered their negative comments. Here's a novel idea, read it and make up your own mind.
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12 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on November 22, 2012
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Excellent, factual account of the events that took place in Sanford, FL. The author was objective and presented both sides with accuracy. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to know the truth.
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12 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Richard on November 11, 2012
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Very thorough and detailed information regarding the evidence. Non-biased, you get to read the "good, bad and ugly" about both George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, the night of the shooting and the investigation following the shooting. Well written!
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By F Daly on March 29, 2013
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This book jumps around a lot and it is hard to tell the difference between "evidence" presented and the author's opinion some times.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diogenes on March 10, 2014
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I have just begun to read this book and so will update this review as I go, but there's something terribly wrong with an analysis purported to be both objective and expert which has a blatant falsehood on the cover - the Arizona iced tea which was commonly misreported by the media, but which the evidence reports and pictures make clear was Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail [to be fair, the initial evidence report listed it as Arizona tea while Crime Scene Technician Diana Smith's more detailed report listed it as Arizona Watermelon Cocktail].

This is not a trivial mistake for a forensic examiner, as the watermelon drink is one of the ingredients, along with Skittles (the other being over-the-counter cough medicine) for Trayvon Martin's favorite street drug: Purple Drank. Proper identification of the drink he was carrying that evening is corroborating evidence for the other circumstantial indicators of Martin's propensity to use drugs, and of course was consistent with the state toxicologist's determination that Martin had enough THC in his blood to alter his behavior and indicate recent illegal drug use (also supporting Zimmerman's observation that "he's on drugs or something").

The second glaring indication of a profound lack of evidentiary objectivity or even basic forensic knowledge on the part of author Michael A. Knox is in the opening section, in which he uses as examples of ignoring evidence and objective research methods the thoroughly-researched and extraordinarily well-documented grassy knoll shooter in the JFK assassination (seen by more than a dozen witnesses) and the controlled demolition of the WTC towers on 9/11 for which there is hard physical proof detailed in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
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