Dead Reckoning by Michael Baden
The New Science of Catching Killers

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In a forty-year career Michael Baden has conducted more than 20,000 autopsies. Considered one of the world's leading forensic pathologists, he was New York City medical examiner from 1960 to 1985 and is now co-director of the New York State Police Medicolegal Investigation Unit. The host of the popular program Autopsy on HBO, Dr. Baden brings riveting stories and expert analysis to Dead Reckoning.The authors go to the crime scene, take readers to the autopsy table in the morgue and practically place the scalpel in the reader's hand to show how advances in forensic science are solving crimes as never before. They visit cases both famous and ordinary to explain why the first hour at a crime scene is crucial. They reveal for the first time how a key clue to the killer of Nicole Brown Simpson was lost during the transportation of her body to the morgue. In another case, they show how something as obscure as the imprint of a button on a dead man's skin was overlooked until months later when, while reviewing the crime-scene photos, Dr. Baden saw it, causing the case to take an astonishing turn.Baden and Roach invite readers to be present at the analysis of soil, plant matter, insects, blood spatters, bone, teeth, hair, weather, and other crime-scene evidence to witness how the startling accuracy of science can improve the chances of a just verdict.

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Michael Baden, M.D., is one of America's leading forensic experts. He has overseen cases ranging from the death of John Belushi to the examination of the remains of Tsar Nicholas II and has served as an expert witness in countless criminal cases, including the trials of Claus von Bulow and O. J. Simpson. He has been a consulting forensic pathologist to the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the FBI, and the Russian government, as well as a visiting professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and Albany Medical College. Linda Kenney has won dozens of civil rights lawsuits and has appeared as a guest legal commentator on Court TV, CNN, and MSNBC. They live in New York City with their dog, Mycroft. "From the Hardcover edition. Marion Roach is the author of "Another Name for Madness," a memoir of her family's struggle with her mother's Alzheimer's disease, and the coauthor of "Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers," A commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," she has been published in the" New York Times Magazine," "Prevention," "Vogue," "Newsday," "Good Housekeeping, Discover,"" "and "American Health," She lives with her family in upstate New York and teaches a memoir course at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.
Published January 1, 2001 by Simon and Schuster. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Baden, a leading forensic pathologist and host of HBO's Autopsy, and Roach (Another Name for Madness) are a dynamic pair, delving into delightfully creepy material that can potentially bring murderers to justice or free an innocent on death row.

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If you’ve ever wanted a play-by-play description of an autopsy, you’ll find it here, along with other dream-enhancing material on the value of blood-spatter patterns in an investigation, the secrets that dead bugs can tell an investigator, what might be found in an exhumed body and other pertinen...

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