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The killer of little shepherds : a true crime story and the birth of forensic science / Douglas Starr.

  • Starr, Douglas P
Date:
2010
  • Books

About this work

Description

With high drama and stunning detail, relates the infamous crime and punishment of French serial killer Joseph Vacher, interweaving the story of how Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, Emile Fourquet and colleagues developed forensic science as we know it.--Book jacket.

Publication/Creation

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

Physical description

x, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages, of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm

Contributors

Notes

"A Borzoi book ..." -- t.p. verso.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-288) and index.

Contents

The beast -- The professor -- First kill -- The Institute of Legal Medicine -- The vagabond -- Identity -- The Oak Woods -- The body speaks -- The crime in Bénonces -- Never without a trace -- In plain sight -- Born criminal -- Lourdes -- The investigating magistrate -- The interview -- Professor Lacassagne -- "A crime without motive?" -- Turning point -- The trial -- Judgment -- A question of sanity -- The mystery of a murderer's brain -- Postscript -- Epilogue : The violent brain.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    KH.36.AA8
    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780307266194
  • 0307266192