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By Jon J. Nordby Ph.D.

Useless Reckoning is a set of modern day real crime instances which are resembling Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes crime tales of the Victorian period. Nordby successfully employs the technology of deductive reasoning and significant pondering to descriptively catch and recreate the information surrounding a various choice of crimes. Crime scene options are so good defined, the scenes come alive within the imagination in every one bankruptcy. Cleverly woven into each one case are brilliant intricacies of really good disciplines reminiscent of medication, pathology, anthropology, histology, or entomology. This ebook is flexible adequate to attract students of good judgment, crime scene research, artistic writers, or even the beginner reader of nonfiction in addition to fictional crime tales. It might simply be used as a supplemental textual content in lots of educational disciplines. As a talented forensic investigator, the writer creatively stocks an within view in his e-book right into a macabre international many of us can't even start to think.

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He recited statistics showing that less than half a percent end up shorted powder, but added that such manufacturing defects couldn’t be ruled out in any case. He concluded, given a “short load,” a slightly defective primer cap, and the backward position of the gun in both hands, that no gunshot residues would be recovered from the shooter’s hands. To test for stippling, he removed powder until no stippling appeared at 10 inches from the target. To test for gun shot residues, he fired a series of special cartridges, decreasing the primer charge in each until no residues deposited.

The store has two gas pumps out front, no service island, a large white ice machine beside the door, and a red and white IGAsign on top of its brown T-111 plywood siding. A bell dangling from the push bar on the door jingles as he enters. A sturdy woman stands behind a counter, her back to the door, restocking cigarettes in single-pack dispensers.

Helen’s story had a problem. But sometimes, even great questions have lousy answers. Real science has limits. Germaine hoped to link the bullet from the body to the gun from the closet. A 9mm weapon in a closet with no 9mm ammunition raised a question. Suppose the killer brought the gun and left it at the trailer. Link the bullet with the gun, and the gun with the suspect, and the case becomes stronger. Or link identical 9mm ammo to the suspect, and the signs also point toward the killer. But as luck would have it, the bullet removed from Norbert Andrews, too mutilated by striking bone, could not be linked positively to the 9mm semiautomatic found in the closet.

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