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

Starr, Douglas P. (Author).
Book Book (2010.)
Description: [xi], [303] p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : A.A. Knopf, 2010.
7 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9780307266194 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0307266192 (hardback)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references 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 BĂ©nonces -- 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.
Summary: 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.
Citation: Starr, Douglas P. "The killer of little shepherds : a true crime story and the birth of forensic science." New York, N.Y. : A.A. Knopf, 2010.
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