A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

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Where did modern criminology and forensic police procedures first gain practical acceptance? We’ll journey back to the 1890s this hour with Douglas Starr, co-director of the Center for Science and Medical Journalism and professor of journalism at Boston University. His new book is “The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science” (Knopf, 2010).

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