↠´ Read Ô When the Dogs Dont Bark by Angela Gallop ↠´ While there were a few moments in this book that made me audibly wow particularly regarding discovery of important forensic clues and use of interesting techniques I ultimately found reading this book dry and disjointed The timeline of the author s career, accented by significant cases, felt mixed up and she frequently and unnecessarily repeats herself throughout the book I felt that the blurb was misleading and, like other readers, expected cases and less business technical discussion outside of the casework.
The author did make some incredibly significant points related to the study and practice of forensic science, which I think anyone in a career related to the justice system should hear but, in my opinion, the book could have benefitted from A fascinating and informative insight into the work of Forensic biologists and their colleagues.
Some very high profile cases are featured in this book, it is quite harrowing but extremely well written.
I ve heard great things about this book from fellow science and criminology students, and it doesn t disappoint A must read if you are interested in Science, forensics, crime, policing techniques, and biographies.
By The Time I Arrived At The Wood Yard In Huddersfield On A Bitterly Cold Night In February , The Body Of The Year Old Victim Had Already Been Taken To The MortuaryNever Before Has Criminal Justice Rested So Heavily On Scientific Evidence With Ever Sophisticated And Powerful Techniques At Their Disposal, Forensic Scientists Have An Unprecedented Ability To Help Solve Even The Most Complex Cases Angela Gallop Has Been A Forensic Scientist For Over Years After Joining The Forensic Science Service, The First Crime Scene She Attended Was For A Case Involving The Yorkshire Ripper As Well As Working On A Wide Range Of Cases In Many Countries Around The World, She Is Now The Most Sought After Forensic Scientist In The UK, Where She Has Helped Solve Numerous High Profile Cases, Including The Investigation That Finally Absolved The Cardiff Three The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Murders, And The Killings Of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell And Roberto Calvi From The Crime Scene To The Courtroom, When The Dogs Don T Bark Is The Remarkable Story Of A Life Spent Searching For The Truth The Compelling Memoir From The UK S Most Eminent Forensic Scientist And Some Of The Most Fascinating Criminal Investigations She Has Worked On You Learnt About Forensic Pathology With Dr Richard Shepherd In Unnatural Causes And About Anthropology With Professor Sue Black In All That Remains Now It S Time To Learn About The Scene Of The Crime So many things are good about this book Angela Gallop had an interesting career as a Forensic Scientist at a time where so many changes happened in her field She also worked on many prominent cases, and it is the cases that made the book a compelling read as it felt like a crime novel explained I did stumble a bit though with some of the book I am not a fan of too much jargon and lots of the technical details went over my head, and I wasn t really interested in the business side of the book I guess I wanted cases and I think that all the crime books I read and shows I watch make you think that the Forensic scientists will be out there solving the cases, whereas in reality I am sure that they are in the lab most of the time.
Professor Angela Gallop was one fo the first female forensic scientists to make an impact and after working for the forensic science service she set up a couple of large and well regarded private companies working for both the police and for the defence teams In this book she takes the reader through many high profile and recognisable cases including details of the techniques and breakthroughs which are fascinating to someone with a science background like myself Less satisfying were the sections of political conjecture and personal detail as I felt they jarred with the rest.
5 stars Expected of the science and less of the business planning.
When The Dogs Don t Bark is the compelling memoir from the UK s most eminent forensic scientist and some of the most fascinating criminal investigations she has worked on Finding the right answers is what forensic science is all about What often matters even , however, is asking the right questions My friends and family know that I have a deep shameless obsession for CSI Miami Horatio Caine is my fictional favourite and if I could live my life again I would have tried a lot harder to stay focussed in science so I could solve crimes on fancy glass whiteboards using snazzy software.
Of course, I know that real life forensics is a gritty, tough, and painstaking job, searching for clues and understanding all possible scenarios to solve a crime When I m not watching CSI, I am watching true crime docos and excha As an avid reader of the crime fiction genre, I found this book to have been a fascinating insight into the painstaking work of the forensic scientists, which for me separated fact from fiction, which all too often simplifies their work for a quick result to add to the drama.
Professor Angela Gallop, shares her forty five years experience, during which time she has worked on some of the most notorious and challenging cases including the deaths of some of the Yorkshire Ripper victims, Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell, Robert Calvi, and many others She is firm of the opinion, that every crime scene has forensic evidence, but the challenge is in finding it without contaminating it, knowing how to extract the evidence, such as blood, DNA, fibres, glass, pollen, etc.
, applying findings to context and reporting it in court All of which is balanced against t
This is an intriguing read for both aspiring crime writers and those interested in the forensics associated with solving crime I found it packed with great, fascinating information, and I was loathe to put it down once I began As a law graduate, I know how much the criminal justice system now depends on hard evidence of the forensic sort, and Ms Gallop has dedicated her life to ensuring those who need to be incarcerated were However, not only is this filled with truly interesting insight into the life of a forensic scientist it also is written in a highly engaging and readable way The author indeed knows how to capture a readers attention It charts the developments and leaps forward made in this sphere over the years and applies the science to the evidence to show how conclusions are drawn Gallop has been part of putting away some notorious criminals, and it s exciting An absolutely fascinating memoir, where the author describes many of the criminal cases she s been involved in, some of which are hugely recognisable and the science behind the forensic evidence that appears in court cases.
The author is extremely good at describing the way it all works in an accessible and very interesting way then showing how she applied the science to draw conclusions I found the interpretation of evidence highly intriguing and after reading this I understand a lot how you can have opposing forensic specialists.
Overall this is an excellent, educational read for anyone interested in the realities behind the fiction we all know such as CSI and crime fiction novels Very much recommended although I feel I will read all that crime fiction with a much focused eye.