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Evans, Colin 1948-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 157 publications in 9 languages and 9,122 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Trials, litigation, etc  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colin Evans
A question of evidence : a casebook of great forensic controversies, from Napoleon to O.J. by Colin Evans( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines fifteen cases from throughout history which are still being fought over and demonstrates how various factors can influence the outcome of a case, despite concrete scientific evidence." Cases examined are connected with: The Turin Shroud, Napoleon Bonaparte, Alfred Packer, Donald Merrett, William Lancaster, Sir Henry John Delves Broughton, Alfred de Marigny, Samuel Sheppard, Steven Truscott, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jeffrey MacDonald, Lindy Chamberlain, Roberto Calvi, Colini Stagg, and O.J. Simpson
The casebook of forensic detection : how science solved 100 of the world's most baffling crimes by Colin Evans( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifteen different fields of forensics are examined, each accompanied by a brief introduction and real-life examples of practical applications."--Jacket
Great feuds in history : ten of the liveliest disputes ever by Colin Evans( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of 10 feuds between some of the world's most enigmatic personalities, with an emphasis on the global issues often at stake and how, for better or worse, the feuds changed history. History and human nature collide as revenge is taken to the extreme between strangers and within families. Amundsen and Scott race to the South Pole. Patton and Montgomery, "two armor-plated egos," battle the Germans while vying with each other for the title of supreme Allied general in WWII. The Hatfields and the McCoys, the modern-day synonyms for feuding parties, meet in a succession of bloody showdowns, while Burr and Hamilton's legacy is determined by one fatal duel. Royalty is well-represented, including the bitter verbal fireworks between Queen Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots. Politicians are also major players with larger-than-life personalities like Stalin, Trotsky and Lyndon Baines Johnson. What stands out in each fascinating case is how hate clouds common sense, how losers sometimes win and winners often lose and, as the author observes, "history isn't always written by the winners."
Murder two : the second casebook of forensic detection by Colin Evans( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines an array of criminal cases, most of them homicides, that were solved through the application of scientific knowledge, and includes accounts of some of the forensic technologies used
The father of forensics : the groundbreaking cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the beginnings of modern CSI by Colin Evans( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His name was Bernard Spilsbury - and, through his use of cutting-edge science, he single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. Starting out as a young, charismatic pathologist in early twentieth-century Britain, Spilsbury hit the English justice system - and the front pages - like a cannonball, garnering a reputation as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. He uncovered evidence others missed, stood above his peers in the field of crime reconstruction, relentlessly exposed discrepancies between witness testimony and factual evidence, and, most importantly, convicted dozens of murderers with hard-nosed, scientific proof." "This is the story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, history's greatest medical detective - and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our own time."--Jacket
Blood on the table : the greatest cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner by Colin Evans( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, focusing on the OCME's most shocking cases, the political scandals and power battles that have defined the agency, and their role in helping authorities identify bodies and investigate violent crimes
The Valentino affair : the Jazz Age murder scandal that shocked New York society and gripped the world by Colin Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles how, before changing his name and becoming a Hollywood icon, Rudolph Valentino was involved in a couple's messy divorce -- which ultimately ended in death
Crime scene investigation by Colin Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the emergence of modern crime-fighting techniques, focusing on how crime scenes are investigated, how evidence is processed, and how evidence is used in court to build a case for conviction
Slaughter on a snowy morn : a tale of murder, corruption and the death penalty case that shocked America by Colin Evans( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRUE CRIME. Sing Sing Prison, New York, July 1916. Charles Frederick Stielow, a 37-year-old farmhand with the mind of an infant, is just minutes away from the electric chair for a double murder he didn't commit. With a vengeful legal system baying for blood, his situation looks hopeless. Eight blocks away, Stielow's wife sobs helplessly in her hotel room, certain she will never see her husband alive again ... 'Slaughter on a Snowy Morn' is the first full account of how Charles Stielow, convicted of murdering a wealthy landowner and his housekeeper, became the central figure in one of the most fascinating yet little-known stories in criminal history
Killer doctors by Colin Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the horrific crimes of such doctors as Michael Swango, aka "Dr. Death," who may have killed thirty-five patients, and Charles Friedgood, whose incompetence led to murder and exposed the American Medical Association's "brotherhood of silence."
Super lawyers : America's courtroom celebrities : 40 top lawyers and the cases that made them famous by Colin Evans( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence by Colin Evans( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the reader to the different types of evidence police use to identify, catch, and convict criminals, describing the history of evidence and real-life criminal cases, and providing expert and witness testimonies
Interpol by Colin Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of Interpol, highlighting their accomplishments, notable cases, and crime-fighting techniques and technology
Trials and the courts by Colin Evans( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains elements of the justice system including a history of trials, the roles of attorneys and jurors, and information on the process of a legal case
New York Police Department by Colin Evans( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history and expansion of the Big Apple's law enforcement agency, highlighting duties, crime-fighting technology and equipment, and noteworthy investigations
Crime lab by Colin Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the history of how crime labs were developed, and hightlights specific cases that illustrate how modern crime labs conduct their investigations
Great feuds in history : ten struggles that shaped the world by Colin Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An executioner's ax, a duel by the Hudson River, an Appalachian gunfight, an NKVD assassin, a sniper's bullet. Ever since Cain and Abel, feuds have had a powerful hold on the public imagination. Spanning five hundred years of political rivalry, spiritual conflict and ancestral animosity, Great Feuds in History puts you squarely in the middle of ten of history's most significant human struggles
How Sir Bernard Spilsbury invented modern CSI by Colin Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his use of science, Bernard Spilsbury single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. This title tells the story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, medical detective, and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the science of criminal investigation
Huan ying shi pi si bei li jue shi by Aiwansi( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ke xue tan an : ling Fuermosi jing tan bu yi de xian dai xing zheng ke xue by Colin Evans( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The casebook of forensic detection : how science solved 100 of the world's most baffling crimes
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The casebook of forensic detection : how science solved 100 of the world's most baffling crimesGreat feuds in history : ten of the liveliest disputes everMurder two : the second casebook of forensic detectionThe father of forensics : the groundbreaking cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the beginnings of modern CSIBlood on the table : the greatest cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical ExaminerCrime scene investigationSlaughter on a snowy morn : a tale of murder, corruption and the death penalty case that shocked AmericaKiller doctors
Alternative Names
에번스, 콜린 1948-

エヴァンス, コリン

エヴァンス, コリン 1948-

Languages
English (102)

Chinese (11)

German (6)

Japanese (4)

Polish (3)

Turkish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)