Death in the Family

Death in the Family

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Award-winning journalist John Chipman investigates the lives left ruined by disgraced former Canadian pathologist Dr. Charles Smith. In the mid-1990s, Dr. Charles Smith, Ontario's top pediatric forensic pathologist, with virtually no training in forensics was ill prepared for his work. Instead of basing his judgments on forensic evidence found during autopsies, he allowed himself to be swayed by circumstantial evidence. Numerous individuals were pronounced guilty, and incarcerated, on his shaky evidence. This work explores the ripples of destruction caused when the justice system fails, the burden felt by ethical individuals working within that system and the importance of its victims finally being heard.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780385680844
Characteristics: xvi, 436 pages


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