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Murder Under the Microscope


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Table of Contents

0: Introduction 1: Robert Black, the Killer of Childhood 2: The Many Roads to Justice 3: The Chillenden Murders 4: The Trials of Michael Stone 5: The Murder of Wendy Sewell 6: The Murder of Damilola Taylor 7: Silent Testimony - 'Every Contact Leaves a Trace' 8: The Mystery Sweatshirt 9: On Wimbledon Common - the Murder of Rachel Nickell 10: Operations Edzell and Ecclestone 11: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics 12: The Cryptic Death of Gareth Williams 13: If In Doubt, Think Murder 14: The Killer of Little Shepherds

About the Author

Jim Fraser is a Research Professor in Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde and a Commissioner of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission. He has over forty years' experience in forensic science and has worked on many high-profile cases as an expert witness and case reviewer. He has advised many public agencies including police organisations in the UK and abroad, the Home Office, the Scottish Parliament and the UK Parliament.


'Powerful... Fascinating' - Independent, 'Books of the Month'

'Jim Fraser has been at the forefront of forensic science in the UK for decades... Afascinating insight into complexities of real-life criminal investigations from theirstart, often at a blood-stained scene, through the complex laboratory processes to theirconclusion in the court room... Totally enthralling.' - Dr Richard Shepherd, bestsellingauthor of Unnatural Causes

'In this fascinating account of what really went on behind the scenes of Britain's mostfamous murder cases, Fraser slides not just the evidence, but the whole criminal legalsystem, squarely under his forensic microscope. Everyone interested in justice - howit works, and how it fails - should read this compelling book.' - Sarah Langford,bestselling author of In Your Defence

'In this engrossing and accessible professional memoir, Jim Fraser opens his forensicfiles and offers the reader a fascinating insight into some of the most notorious casesthat he has worked on during his lifetime.' - David Wilson, Emeritus Professor ofCriminology Birmingham City University

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