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The Resource American Sherlock : remembering a pioneer in scientific crime investigation, Evan E. Filby

American Sherlock : remembering a pioneer in scientific crime investigation, Evan E. Filby

Label
American Sherlock : remembering a pioneer in scientific crime investigation
Title
American Sherlock
Title remainder
remembering a pioneer in scientific crime investigation
Statement of responsibility
Evan E. Filby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Luke S. May played a significant role in the development of scientific methods of crime investigation. Although basically self-taught in scientific matters, May spent over a half century practicing scientific crime detection and built a solid reputation among police agencies and attorneys in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada as a serious and effective scientific investigator. This reputation as "America's Sherlock Holmes" also led to his being consulted on the establishment of the first full service public American crime laboratory at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and on a laboratory for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Assigning source
Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Filby, Evan E.
Dewey number
  • 363.25092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • May, Luke S
  • Criminologists
  • Forensic sciences
  • Criminologists
  • Forensic sciences
  • United States
Label
American Sherlock : remembering a pioneer in scientific crime investigation, Evan E. Filby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction and acknowledgements -- Scientific detection -- A criminologist is born -- The early case-book of Luke May -- Moving to greener fields -- Centralia deaths spark career surge -- Education, innovation and more national renown -- Fame grows, at some cost -- Notoriety follows a lull -- Work and play -- Tool marks are the key -- Chicago calls -- Spreading the word -- Chief of detectives and criminologist -- Riding the crest -- War clouds gather -- Naval intelligence duty -- The game has changed -- Playing out the string -- Retrospective -- Appendix: cases overview -- Endnotes -- Bibliography
Control code
on1081355349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9781538129180
Lccn
2019005457
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1081355349
Label
American Sherlock : remembering a pioneer in scientific crime investigation, Evan E. Filby
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction and acknowledgements -- Scientific detection -- A criminologist is born -- The early case-book of Luke May -- Moving to greener fields -- Centralia deaths spark career surge -- Education, innovation and more national renown -- Fame grows, at some cost -- Notoriety follows a lull -- Work and play -- Tool marks are the key -- Chicago calls -- Spreading the word -- Chief of detectives and criminologist -- Riding the crest -- War clouds gather -- Naval intelligence duty -- The game has changed -- Playing out the string -- Retrospective -- Appendix: cases overview -- Endnotes -- Bibliography
Control code
on1081355349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9781538129180
Lccn
2019005457
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1081355349

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