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A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

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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