OJ Simpson

INTRODUCTION
 
The fascination of the public with this case as it was broadcast daily on television is generally credited with the explosive rise in public awareness of forensic science.
 
 

    BOOKS: 

    The Run of His Life: The People versus O.J. Simpson

    Author(s): 

    Toobin, Jeffrey

    Publisher: 

    Touchstone

    Year: 

    1997

    ISBN (10 digit): 

    978-0684842783

    Description: 

    The Run of His Life will be the definitive history of the most famous criminal proceeding of the century. Here is the whole story of the events of June 12, 1994, and their aftermath, as it has never been told - rich in character, driven by the nonstop plot of a legal thriller, and nuanced by the foibles, vanities, and idiosyncracies of its participants. This news-breaking, behind-the-scenes book will transform what you thought you knew. Jeffrey Toobin's stunning coverage of the trial of O. J. Simpson for The New Yorker magazine was the first to focus on the reality that no one wanted to address directly but that pervaded every moment of the trial and perhaps even the crime itself - that race was at the heart of everything. Toobin's explosive article in July 1994, "An Incendiary Defense," laid out the defense lawyers' strategy, fingered Mark Fuhrman as their chief villain, and made the "race card" the euphemism of choice. In The Run of His Life, Toobin's great reporting, based on his unprecedented access to sources on all sides, lets us see, in a fresh light, the prosecutors, defense attorneys, private eyes, waiters, dog walkers, cops, ex-football stars, TV personalities, forensic experts, and so many others who, if they were not already, have become household names. The plaintive wail, the bloody glove, the "n-word," the Dream Team, and the Bronco chase are images so much a part of our collective unconscious that they need no further introduction. But Toobin provides a new understanding of these modern totems as well as an insightful examination of the larger questions raised by the case - including the importance of celebrity, race (and the way it's manipulated in the politically correct media), California as both a state and a state of mind, domestic violence, American jurisprudence, and the efficacy of the jury system.

    O.J. Unmasked: The Trial, the Truth, and the Media

    Author(s): 

    Rantala, M. L.

    Publisher: 

    Open Court Publishing company

    Year: 

    1996

    ISBN (10 digit): 

    978-0812693287

    Description: 

    Despite what the jury thought, does the evidence demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that O.J. Simpson was guilty of murdering two people? O.J. Unmasked is a devastating review of the Simpson trial evidence, with disturbing and sometimes startling findings.

    Crime Scene Investigation, 2nd Ed

    Author(s): 

    Adams, Thomas F.; Caddell, Alan G.; Krutsinger, Jeffrey L.

    Publisher: 

    Prentice-Hall

    Year: 

    2003

    ISBN (10 digit): 

    131397974

    Description: 

    Focusing on the basics of crime scene investigation as it should be done by professionals, this book shows how to do a perfect job; its emphasis is on proven evidence, collection, and analysis. It provides a high level of relevant and realistic information needed to process crime scenes in today's environment. Generously illustrated with photographs, the book clearly demonstrates techniques used by field and lab personnel to preserve, process, and analyze a wide variety of evidence. Career profiles of working professionals in the field and actual case histories document how crime scene investigation is successfully used to solve crimes. For professionals in a variety of forensic science fields, including firearms examiners, fingerprint examiners, serologists, toxicologists, photographers, journalists, crime scene investigators, and and others in the field of law and law enforcement.