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The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

      The book,  "The Killer of Little Shepherds: a True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science" recounts the story of French serial killer Joseph Vacher and his crime spree at the end of the nineteenth century. This criminal was finally caught through one of the earliest uses of criminal profiling, by criminologists who were developing modern-day forensic science in the process. This book is a detailed read of the case from start to finish, including an epilogue on how Vacher's case would play out in today's courts of law.  A must-read for the true crime enthusiast.

      Author Douglas Starr is a Co-Director of the Center for Science and Medical Journalism, and a professor of journalism at Boston  University. 



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