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Starr talks 19th Century CSI

Douglas StarrDouglas Starr, professor of Journalism, spoke with BU Today about the early scientific detective work that gave rise to modern day crime scene investigations. His new book, The Killer of Little Shepherds (Knopf, 2010), a nonfiction historical narrative, tells the story of the doctors who pioneered forensic science interwoven with that of a notorious serial killer who was apprehended and convicted with their techniques. The story takes place in France in the 1890s, a center of scientific achievement.

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