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Beating the Devil's Game, by Katherine Ramsland.
A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation. This book looks at the history and evolution of forensic science and the development of crime scene and criminal investigation techniques.

Bomb Squad, by Richard Esposito and Ted Gerstein.
A Year Inside the Nation's Most Exclusive Police Unit.

Camera Clues: A Handbook for Photographic Investigation, by Joe Nickell.
A text, written in non-technical jargon that details how old photographs are identified and dated. He also examines how to detect forgeries and trick photography and how damaged photos can be repaired.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Forensics, 2nd Edition, by Alan Axelrod and Guy Antinozzi.
Discover How Crimes are Solved Through Science and Detection. Previously published under the title, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Criminal Investigation, this book provides and accessible and informative overview of forensics and crime scene investigation.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating, 2nd Edition, by Steven Kerry Brown.
Techniques the Pros Use to Crack the Case - everything you want to know about the field of private investigation, from tracking down a dead-beat dad or finding a runaway to conducting surveillance and how to conduct skip-traces and locate hard to find information from public and other sources.

Crime Science: Methods of Forensic Detection, by Joe Nickell & John F. Fischer.
A nontechnical introduction to the field of forensic science and crime scene investigation, includes numerous case studies of forensic science in action.

The Crime Writer's Reference Guide, Revised Edition, by Martin Roth.
1001 Tips for Writing the Perfect Murder. Everything you need to know about crime writing, including tips, terminology, definitions, and directions for further research that will help you bring a sense of realism to your story.

Criminalistics - An Introduction to Forensic Science, by Richard Saferstein.
An introductory textbook on forensic science written for non-science majors. Topics range from processing a crime scene and DNA typing to evidence collection and analysis.

Detecting Forgery: Forensic Investigation of Documents, by Joe Nickell.
Examines how forgeries are created and the techniques used by document examiners to detect forgeries.

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