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1 BEAVAN, Colin FINGERPRINTING. The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case that launched Forensic Science.
New York Hyperion 2001 0786866071 / 9780786866076 1st hardcover FINE FINE 
xvi+232pp. Illus. in text. Not price clipped. In 1905 the bloody bodies of an elderly couple were found in their shop in London. A solitary fingerprint proved to be the breakthrough in the case and the start of a scientific system that changed criminal justice. For fifteen years Dr Henry Faulds had been trying to convince Scotland Yard to adopt his system of identification, but when Francis Galton stumbled across Faulds' idea and claimed it as his own, his lofty status convinced Scotland Yard to attempt its first prosecution using fingerprint evidence. A dramatic story of how technology found its way into the criminal justice system. Bibliography and Index. 
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2 BEAVAN, Colin FINGERPRINTS. Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity
London Fourth Estate 2002 1841157392 / 9781841157399 First UK Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 
xvi+232pp. Illus. in text. In 1905 the bloody bodies of an elderly couple were found in their shop in London. A solitary fingerprint proved to be the breakthrough in the case and the start of a scientific system that changed criminal justice. Fifty years earlier William Herschel had been experimenting with fingerprints and Dr Henry Faulds had also begun to study the methods in the 1880s. But it was in England that Charles Darwin's cousin, Francis Galton, finally established the science of dactylography. Includes some fascinating illustrative cases. Bibliography and Index. 
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