The Books of Jerry Labriola, M.D.
Murder at Hollings General Murders at Brent Institute Maltese Murders Famous Crimes Revisited Dr. Lee's Forensic Files The Budapest Connection The Strange Death of Napoleon Bonaparte Shocking Cases Scent of Danger: A Novel Object of Betrayal Deadly Politics - A Novel Global Shadows - a novel Diamonds and Pirates: A Novel Dangerous Triangle - A Novel The Bliue Baron The Saga of Hodge Spying for Keeps
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by 
Jerry Labriola, M.D.
& Dr. Henry Lee
Imprint: STRONG Books
Publisher: Publishing Directions, LLC
Publication Date: 
 2001
hardcover
Price: $24.95
Finished size:
5 x 9
Total Pages: 303
ISBN: 1-928782-14-0
Library of Congress Catalog Number:
00-106181
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Famous Crimes Revisited: From Sacco-Vanzetti to OJ Simpson - click to see Cover

Famous Crimes Revisited is Dr. Henry Lee's first look back at legendary crimes of the twentieth century.  The world-renowned forensic scientist and he coauthor, Jerry Labriola, M.D. release never-before-disclosed facts and photographs that are certain to surprise you.  The cases reviewed are O.J. Simpson, Vincent Foster, JonBenet Ramsey, Lindbergh baby, Sam Sheppard, JFK, and Sacco-Vanzetti. 

Unlike many journalists, pundits and other authors who can only speculate, Dr. Lee speaks from an authoritative, firsthand perspective. 

Accolades include the following from the preeminent forensic pathologist, Dr. Cyril Wecht: "Imagine Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan and Quincy all rolled into one person.  Combine their fictional intellectual brilliance, deductive skills and investigative prowess with knowledge of and access to every facet of modern day forensic scientific equipment and techniques.  What does that give you?  Henry Lee."

Through Famous Crimes Revisited, join Dr. Lee in his journeys back in time.  By considering various facets of seven classic crimes of the past century, they document four basic themes. 

The same forensic errors of the 1902s are still being made today.
Public opinion can influence the outcome of criminal cases.
Human error and/or misconduct can tarnish criminal investigations. 
Modern technology might have helped solve past cases. 

Examples offered include tampering with, suppression of and planting of evidence, not securing and maintaining the integrity of the crime scene, not properly identifying, collecting and preserving physical evidence. Thus, the intent of Famous Crimes Revisited was not to present an in-depth discussion of each and every case--from Sacco-Vanzetti to O.J. Simpson (both had long trials and were examined in 97 and 65 pages respectively), including Lindbergh, Sheppard, JFK, Foster and Ramsey (pages devoted to each range from 9 to 19). They selected cases that were high-profile and controversial and that spanned different decades of the twentieth century: the 1920s, the 30s, the 50s, the 60s and the 90s. 

Judge for yourself.  Was justice served beyond a reasonable doubt?  Were innocent people convicted of murder?  Did others go free?

Dr. Henry Lee and Jerry Labriola, M.D.