Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files: Five Famous Cases (Hardcover)
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Dr. Henry Lee and Jerry Labriola, M.D.
Having appeared on nearly every news talk show and as the star of his own show on Court T.V., Dr. Henry Lee is considered by many to be the greatest forensic scientist in the world. Here, he once again collaborates with mystery writer, Dr. Jerry Labriola, to give avid fans of true crime an intimate glimpse into the real world of crime investigation.
Beginning with the infamous Scott Peterson case, they vividly recount its investigation, focusing on the crucial issue of physical evidence. They also weigh in on the verdict.
Next, they consider the much-publicized abduction of Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home and her eventual discovery alive. They also describe the role of brainwashing (Stockholm Syndrome); distinct similarities with the Patty Hearst case; and the national Amber Alert System.
In the final chapters, Drs. Lee and Labriola examine three lesser-known yet equally compelling cases: a novelist accused of murdering his wife, whose body was found at the foot of a staircase in their home---a circumstance eerily similar to what happened to another woman in his life in Germany sixteen years earlier; the murder of a man's wife in which both the husband and her lover are considered suspects (with an outcome that is guaranteed to shock!); and the shooting death of a witness against an accused arsonist shortly before his trial, also with a stunning conclusion.
In each case, the authors present---in addition to an engrossing account of the story---the scientific details of how law enforcement investigated the crime. As a group, they demonstrate the changing nature of crime solving and the most recent advances in modern forensic technology.