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Visiting Professor Lectures on New Book

By Elizabeth Walker | 11 August

Ian Burney, Professor of History at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at Manchester University will visit on Thursday, August 17 to give a lecture on his newest book, Murder and the Making of English CSI.

The book tells the story of how one of the most iconic features of our present-day forensic landscape — crime scene investigation — came into being. Drawing on material ranging from how-to investigator handbooks and detective novels to crime journalism, police case reports, and courtroom transcripts, the book shows readers how, over time, the focus of murder inquiries shifted from a primarily medical and autopsy-based interest in the victim's body to one dominated by laboratory technicians laboring over minute trace evidence.

The lecture will begin at 8:00 am on August 17 in 4234 Med Sci I. Faculty and trainees are invited to attend.
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