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Author Starr, Douglas P.

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

Imprint New York : A.A. Knopf, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 STA    Claims Retd
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    364.15232 STA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.15232 STA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 300 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary With high drama and stunning detail, Douglas Starr relates the infamous crime and punishment of French serial killer Joseph Vacher, interweaving the story of how Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne and his colleagues developed forensic science as we know it.
Subject Vacher, Joseph, 1869-1898 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Serial murderers -- France -- Biography.
Serial murders -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Forensic sciences -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Trials (Murder) -- France.
ISBN 9780307266194

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