12 AGAINST CRIME by Edward Radin

12 AGAINST CRIME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By the author of Twelve Against The Law (Duell, Sloan & Pearce- 1947), this is true fact detection material on twelve men or organizations who have contributed to the identification of many criminals through specialized, scientific techniques. There's the Medical Examiners' Bureau of New York City which investigates some 18,000 deaths a year; the Arson Bureau of the National Board of Fire Underwriters; Adam Yulch, who has developed a Laundry Mark Investigation Bureau; Professor Gettler, toxicologist; Dr. de River, a psychiatrist; Laub, the head of a Queens Abandonment Bureau; Tyrrell, an Examiner of Questioned Documents who figured in the Leopold Loeb case; Dr. Wiener, a serologist; Chenkin, a private detective; Koehler, the wood technologist of the Lindbergh case; Buddy Gasque, special investigator for the state of Florida; and Dondero, who has developed inkless fingerprinting methods... Lots of criminal casework heightens the drama of these special sidelights, but the material still outclasses the handling.

Pub Date: June 9th, 1950
Publisher: Putnam