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Evans, Colin 1948-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 140 publications in 7 languages and 9,234 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Trials, litigation, etc  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RA1053, 614.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colin Evans
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 1,552 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
Murder two : the second casebook of forensic detection by Colin Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 789 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
A question of evidence : a casebook of great forensic controversies, from Napoleon to O.J. by Colin Evans( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 774 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 father of forensics : the groundbreaking cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the beginnings of modern CSI by Colin Evans( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 708 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."
Great feuds in history : ten of the liveliest disputes ever by Colin Evans( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 665 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."
Blood on the table : the greatest cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner by Colin Evans( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 520 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 366 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
Slaughter on a snowy morn : a tale of murder, corruption and the death penalty case that shocked America by Colin Evans( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 195 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
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 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer doctors by Colin Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 154 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."
Crime scene investigation by Colin Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 121 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
Evidence by Colin Evans( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 90 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
Great feuds in history : ten struggles that shaped the world by Colin Evans( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 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
Crime lab by Colin Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 74 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
Interpol by Colin Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 57 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( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Police Department by Colin Evans( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 28 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
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
Thor Heyerdahl : courage under fire by Colin Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Norwegian explorer whose voyages were undertaken to prove certain theories about the migration patterns of ancient people
Li shi shang de jiu da yuan jia by Colin Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi li shi shang yi xie wei da ren wu wei dui xiang,Yi kua du da 500 nian de zheng zhi dui kang,Zong jiao chong tu he jia zu shi chou wei bei jing,Xuan qu jiu ge guan yu"ye xin,Ji du,Kong ju he ao man"de zhen shi gu shi jin xing yan yi
 
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The casebook of forensic detection : how science solved 100 of the world's most baffling crimes
Alternative Names
에번스, 콜린 1948-

エヴァンス, コリン

エヴァンス, コリン 1948-

Languages
English (96)

Chinese (10)

German (5)

Turkish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

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Murder two : the second casebook of forensic detectionA question of evidence : a casebook of great forensic controversies, from Napoleon to O.J.The father of forensics : the groundbreaking cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the beginnings of modern CSIGreat feuds in history : ten of the liveliest disputes everBlood on the table : the greatest cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical ExaminerSlaughter on a snowy morn : a tale of murder, corruption and the death penalty case that shocked AmericaSuper lawyers : America's courtroom celebrities : 40 top lawyers and the cases that made them famousKiller doctors