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1 ARNOLD, Catharine BEDLAM. London and its Mad.
London Simon & Schuster 2008 1847370004 / 9781847370006 1st hardcover FINE FINE 8vo 
306pp. Illus. in text. Not price-clipped. The author explores the history of the world's oldest psychiatric hospital, from its humble beginnings in 1247 to Robert Hooke's 'palace beautiful' where visitors strolled the wards like a freak show, to the Victorian building which later became the Imperial War Museum. How attitudes to madness changed and eventually enlightened reformers revealed the terrible and brutal conditions. Bibliography and Index. 
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2 BATTEN, Jack MIND OVER MURDER. DNA and Other Forensic Adventures
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1995 0771010664 / 9780771010668 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo 
xvi+260pp+illus. Using a selection of Canadian trials, the author sheds light on the use of DNA and other forensic methods using the routes taken by detectives, prosecutors, attorneys and scientists who actually worked on the cases. He looks at footprint casting; stomach content analysis; forensic accounting; analysing of blood and hair, etc. Five detailed studies include the infamous case of Steven Truscott, along with an Epilogue on 'DNA the Future of Forensics'. 
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3 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 8vo 
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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4 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 8vo 
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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5 BLAU, Theodore H. THE PSYCHOLOGIST AS EXPERT WITNESS
New York John Wiley & Sons 1998 0471178705 / 9780471178705 2nd Edition Hard Cover NR FINE Not Called for 8vo 
xii+596pp. NR FINE in black and blue printed boards with gilt titles. A new edition of this recognised standard textbook on the subject. Half-title page has corner fold. Slight signs of small label removed from front cover but still a very nice copy indeed. Chapters look at all aspects of the psychologist's role as an expert witness, offering advice on various concerns they have to face. Includes New Preface by Author. Eight Appendices cover such subjects as Landmark Cases, Current Training, Expert Witness Admissibility etc. plus Forensic Glossary, References, Author Index and Subject Index. (Heavy item, may require additional postage on overseas orders). 
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6 BORRELL, Clive & Brian Cashinella CRIME IN BRITAIN TODAY.
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1975 First Edition Cloth Nr Fine  Nr Fine Dj 8vo 
vii+205pp+illus. The authors studied every major crime in Britain during the previous decade and concluded that no one group could claim to be blameless in helping to create the situation where the criminal tends to receive greater protection than his victim. They discuss the attitudes of the criminals themselves, police, lawyers, judges and the politicians - laying the blame at the door of weak judges, crooked lawyers, mindless thugs, publicity-seeking politicians and unscrupulous policemen. Well illustrated.  
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7 CAMPS, Francis E. CAMPS ON CRIME.
Newton Abbot, Devon David & Charles 1973 1st hardcover NR FINE VG 8vo 
181pp+illus. A very nice copy. Since Sir Bernard Spilsbury no forensic pathologist has won such renown and respect as Professor Francis Camps. He reviews famous murder cases that caught his interest. Chapters include More about Jack the Ripper; the Colchester Taxi Cab Murder; the Mummy of Rhyl; Unexpected Death; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; the Bonnyman Case(1942 manslaughter verdict for neglect); Science and Crime Detection and the all important difference between proof and suspicion. The plates include Ripper victims and sites and the Mummy of Rhyl. Preface by Professor Sir Leon Radzinowicz. Appendix covers Drugs of Dependence. 
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8 CATALDIE, Louis, M.D. CORONER'S JOURNAL. Stalking Death in Louisiana
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 2006 0399152822 / 9780399152825 1st hardcover FINE FINE 8vo 
xv+336pp. After ten years as deputy coroner and then as chief coroner in Baton Rouge, the author had seen his fair share of disturbing cases. Yet, like the rest of the world, he was unprepared for the extent of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to the people and city of New Orleans. With hospitals and medical units in chaos, he was a calm body attending to the sick and injured, and eventually to the untold number of dead when he was in charge of the morgue. He also worked on the scene of the Washington sniper shootings and helped bring to justice serial killer Derrick Todd Lee. The story of a remarkable man who speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. Foreword by Patricia Cornwell. 
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9 CHAMBERS, Paul BEDLAM. London's Hospital for the Mad.
Surrey Ian Allan Publishing 2009 0711033870 / 9780711033870 1st hardcover FINE FINE 8vo 
288pp+illus. including colour. Not price clipped. To many Bedlam was known as a madhouse which brutalised its patients. However, abuse was rare until the control of the Monro family between 1728 and 1855 when a brutal medical programme gave it an unsavoury reputation as one of Europe's most notorious psychiatric hospitals. A balanced and compelling history of the institution, the life and times of the more famous of its patients, political dissenters, religious maniacs, murderers and more and finally the rise of a powerful reform movement which forced a new look at attitudes towards mental health. Bibliography & Index. 
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10 COOKE, T. Dickerson THE BLUE BOOK OF CRIME. Science of Crime Detection
Chicago Institute of Applied Science 1974 30th Edition Hardcover VG No Dj 
80pp. Blue cloth with tiny mark to front cover, o/w a NR FINE copy. The 30th illustrated edition of this work, including chapters on Scientific Crime Detection; The science of fingerprint identification; Other sciences in crime detection; Case Histories and A New and Vital Profession. Well illustrated with fingerprint plates, criminal profiles, scenes of crime, detection equipment, etc. 
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11 CULVER, Dorothy Campbell. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1927-1931.
New York H.W. Wilson 1934 First Edition Hardcover VG No Dj 4to 
xi+423pp. Maroon cloth with gilt titles, just very slightly scuffed on rear. A little dusty on top outside edge but internally pages are very clean with only the very faintest tanning to edges. A publication from the Bureau of Public Administration, University of California. This study, inaugurated in 1930, provides a comprehensive bibliography of the literature of crime and the administration of criminal justice in America and abroad during the years 1927 to 1931 inclusive. Classifications include Crime & Criminal Statistics; Offenders; Police; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Punishment; Institutional Treatment; Crime Prevention etc. Also contains List of Periodical Abbreviations, Classification Outline and Index. (Heavy item, may require additional postage on overseas orders). 
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12 DEPUE, Roger L. With Susan Schindehette BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL. A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent Predators
Boston Warner Books 2005 0446532649 / 9780446532648 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Dj 8vo 
310pp+illus. The author was Chief of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit, heading a renowned team of mind hunters including John Douglas, Robert Ressler and Roy Hazelwood. After retiring from the FBI, he founded an elite forensics group that consulted on such high-profile cases as the JonBenet Ramsey and Martha Moxley murders and the Columbine School shootings. Roger Depue's extraordinary personal account of his life and work, from growing up as a police officer's son to tracking down some of today's most brutal murderers. Index. 
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13 DOREMUS, Chas. A. & R.A. Witthaus CHEMISTRY OF THE COBB-BISHOP POISONING.
New York Medico-Legal Society of New York 1879 First Thus Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7' - 9' tall 
47pp+Figures in Text. NEWLY REBOUND in maroon cloth with title label. Extract from the Bulletin of the Medico-Legal Society of New York. The authors' paper on the Cobb-Bishop poisoning case of 1878. Chas. H. Cobb Jr. of Norwich, Connecticut, died in convulsions shortly after his mid-day meal in on June 6th. His wife was said to be having 'criminal relations' with a neighbour, Wesley W. Bishop. His wife had also died suddenly and her body was exhumed for autopsy. The findings of the two experts.  
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14 DOUGLAS, John & Mark Olshaker OBSESSION
London Simon & Schuster 1999 0684851474 / 9780684851471 First UK Edition Hardcover Nr Fine Fine 8vo 
379pp+illus. Page edges very lightly tanned. The FBI's legendary Profiler turns his expertise to predatory crimes and obsession, probing the psyches of killers, rapists and stalkers and their victims and telling how to fight back. Includes illustrative cases such as serial rapist who terrorised Cleveland; the New York "Preppie" murder also a study of Ted Bundy, Ed Gein and Gary Heidnick - the three killers who made up the composite of "Buffalo Bill" in 'Silence of the Lambs'. Index. 
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15 ERZINCLIOGLU, Dr. Zakaria MAGGOTS< MURDER AND MEN. Memories and Reflections of a Forensic Entomologist
New York Thomas Dunne Books 2002 First US Edition Hard Cover Fine  Fine 8vo 
256pp, line drawings in text.The Science of entomology - the application of insect biology to the investigation of crime.  
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16 FINNEGAN, Frances POVERTY AND PREJUDICE. A Study of Irish Immigrants in York 1840-1875.
Ireland Cork University Press 1982 0909561235 1st hardcover FINE FINE 8vo 
X+209pp. Illus. in text. A detailed study of the 10,000 Irish immigrants who lived in York between 1840 and 1875. Apart from analysing the demographic characteristics, housing, settlement and occupations, the author also looks at both the criminality and poverty. Taken from census notebooks, the weekly Police Records and York's Poor Law material, a unique and controversial picture of the Irish community in York. Bibliography and Index. 
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17 FINNEGAN, Frances POVERTY AND PROSTITUTION. A Study of Victorian Prostitutes in York.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1979 0521224470 / 9780521224475 1st hardcover FINE FINE 8vo 
x+231pp. Illus. in text. A fine study of 1,400 prostitutes and brothel keepers operating in York over half a century, based on reports of magistrates' court proceedings, workhouse records, Quarter Sessions Lists and material relating to the local Refuge for 'Fallen Women' which allow such individuals to be identified and often brought vividly to life. The author also draws on the city's slum clearance records and evidence from census records. Very well illustrated. Bibliography and Index. 
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18 HEMPEL, Sandra THE MEDICAL DETECTIVE. John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera
London Granta Books 2006 1862078424 / 9781862078420 1st hardcover fine fine 8vo 
306pp. Illus. in text. In the 1820s an unknown, horrifying and deadly disease from Asia swept across Continental Europe. One man - alone and unrecognized - uncovered the truth behind the pandemic and laid the foundation for the modern, scientific investigation of today's fatal plagues. John Snow, a reclusive doctor, without money or social position, had the genius to look beyond the conventional wisdom of his day and refused to give up his quest to explain cholera, despite being dismissed by his own profession. A vivid picture of medical society of the day from doctors at Westminster Hospital duelling on Clapham Common to Dickensian children's farms and riotous Victorian anaesthesia parties! 
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19 HENDERSON, Yandell & Howard W. Haggard NOXIOUS GASES and the Principles of Respiration Influencing Their Action
New York Chemical Catalog Co.Inc. 1927 First Edition Hardcover VG No Dj 8vo 
American Chemical Society Monograph Series No.35. 220pp. Illus. in Text. Blue cloth with gilt titles. The first monograph in this special field dealing primarily with the special features of toxic action dependent upon volatility. Chapters include General Survey of the Field; Elements of Respiration; Respiratory Functions of the Blood and their Laws; Practical Applications of the Laws of Gases and Vapors; Asphyxiants; Irritant Gases; Volatile Drugs; Prevention and Treatment of Poisoning by Noxious Gases, etc. Index. A nice clean copy. 
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20 HERZOG, Don POISONING THE MINDS OF THE LOWER ORDERS.
New Jersey Princeton University Press 1998 0691048312 / 9780691048314 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo 
xvi+559pp. The author combines social and intellectual history to show how conservatism was born as an anguished attack on democracy. He describes the social practices of the Enlightenment - how circulating libraries and Sunday Schools developed an avid taste for reading and in coffee houses, ale houses and debating societies, people boldly dared to argue about politics. Such conservatives as Edmund Burke gaped with horror fearing what radicals applauded as the rise of rationality, was really popular stupidity or worse. A detailed study of England's responses to the French Revolution, chapters include A Conservative Inheritance; Of Coffee Houses and Schoolmasters; Poison and Antidote; A Guide to the Menagerie: Women and Workers; Wollstonecraft's Hair; The Trouble with Hairdressers, etc. Includes Index. (Heavy volume, may require additional postage on overseas orders). 
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