fingerprintsFingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case that Launched Forensic Science by Colin Beavan, 3/5

This book outlines the history of fingerprinting, focusing on one of its pioneers, Henry Faulds, whose contributions were largely ignored in the inevitable squabbles for recognition which accompanied the development and implementation of the practice.  Unfortunately, the author could not be bothered to provide adequate annotations for his account, which fact prevents this book from being a truly valuable and worthwhile read.

[Why I read it: random thrift store find.]


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