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summary The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of ModernCSI ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Before there was CSI there was one man who saw beyond the crime and into the future of forensTury Britain Spilsbury hit the English justice system and the front pages like a cannonball garnering a reputation as a real life Sherlock Holmes He uncovered evidence others missed stood above his peers in the field of crime reconstruction exposed discrepancies between witness testimony and factual evidence and most. I enjoyed reading this book though I must admit to skimming the excruciatingly detailed parts about the background of the legal aspects of the cases I get it Sir Spilsbury was the go to guy for expert testimony No need to reiterate it over and overThis book would have been greatly improved by focusing on what happened with the murders and how Spilsbury found compelling evidence one way or the other and less on details about the trials

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Before there was CSI there was one man who saw beyond the crime and into the future of forensic science His name was Bernard Spilsbury and through his use of cutting edge science he single handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age Starting out as a young charismatic physician in early twentieth cen. Saw this book of my sister's at my gran's house She'd borrowed it and had just finished reading it so I uickly swiped it so I could read it before she gave it back ;It was certainly an interesting read Not especially gripping in a murder mystery kinda way And I didn't come away feeling like this guy was that amazing I guess he was pretty amazing at the time and in England But it felt like saying he was The Father of Forensics was a bit of a stretch It read like he was The Father of Expert Witness Testimony While it does sound like he was a good pathologist Is that the right word and yes no doubt ahead of his time and I'm sure we are grateful today for many of the techniues he developed I found they rather glossed over the bit in the beginning where they said England was pretty much behind everywhere else when he arrived on the sceneGuess it was one of those perfect timing situations The right person with the forthright personality in the right place at the right time It still is a pretty fascinating read I suppose we forget how many people most probably got away with crimes even a mere 100 years ago And I did find it especially interesting how the book discussed how crime began to change from people who knew each other mostly it sounded like people marrying and then offing each other for money to random stranger crimes

summary The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of ModernCSI

The Father of Forensics The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury and the Beginnings of ModernCSIImportantly convicted dozens of murderers with hard nosed scientific proof This is the fascinating story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury history's greatest medical detective and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our own ti. Another excellent book about the history of forensic pathology from Colin Evans Instead of a compilation of cases like his other works I've been reading this one focuses solely on one practitioner Sir Bernard Spilsbury Like many Victorian men he threw himself into his work wholeheartedly and became a leader in the developing field of forensic pathology Several cases are covered over the course of his career including Hawley Harvey Crippen the Brides in the Bath killer George Joseph Smith Voisin Herbert Rowse Armstrong Patrick Mahon Norman Thorne Sidney Fox Alfred Rouse Tony Mancini Frederick Nodder and the Wartime Ripper Gordon Cummins Unfortunately there's not much about Spilsbury's personal life mentioned but it sounds like he didn't have much of one to comment upon His death reflects this problem perfectly as he chose to take his own life shortly after becoming nearly so debilitated with age and ailments that he could no longer work A legend in his own right Spilsbury will always be remembered for his contributions to British jurisprudence and his infallibility and complete honesty on the stand as an expert witness