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Summary

The gripping new book by the UK's most eminent forensic scientists, Angela Gallop

CRIME [Noun]: An action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law

Forensic science is one of the most important aspects of any criminal investigation. The impartial and objective evidence it provides can help convict the guilty. It enables courts to have the confidence in their decisions and to ensure that justice is done. 

Professor Angela Gallop has been at the forefront of forensics for more than 45 years. During her remarkable career, she has established and run forensic science laboratories and has worked on thousands of cases in the UK and across the world. In How to Solve a Crime, she describes some of her own and her colleagues most intriguing cases and the wide range of skills and techniques used to solve them. 

Whether it's looking at blood patterns and footwear marks at crime scenes to work out what happened, extracting data from suspects mobile phones to discover where they were at critical times, or analysing fragments of textiles fibers, glass or paint to determine where they might have come from, Gallop shows that every contact really does leave a trace and every trace can help to solve a crime. 

With unparalleled access and insight across a wide range of specialisms, How to Solve a Crime is a fascinating definitive and authoritative account of real-life forensic science. 

©2021 Professor Angela Gallop and Jane Smith (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Excellent information and extremely interesting. The book goes from earlier crimes to more modern technology and crimes. It also shows that some times that the original evidence was poor and that more and better technology today can result in freedom for life prisoners.

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A fascinating insight into UK forensic work. Nicely narrated and engaging content. Great for anyone with an interest in crime

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Surprisingly easy to follow and entertaining

The content is up-to-date (2022) and thorough, covering all aspects of forensic science. The narration is top-notch, very easy to listen to. I liked the references to older technologies that have been replaced by newer tech and discoveries. The case histories from 1980's to 2019 are informative, as well as clarifying that forensic science has also cleared falsely convicted people as well as convicted the guilty, both important for the public's trust in criminal justice systems.

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The author transmitted her passion

Through the different forensic techniques and cases solved and unsolved, passion for justice is present.