Books by Caleb Carr
by Caleb Carr
Crime detection has become more and more sophisticated since the discovery of DNA, but how was it in the days when fingerprinting was a newfangled method and forensic psychology regarded with extreme suspicion? The Alienist, by historian-turned-novelist Caleb Carr, explores the early days of criminology. Set in New York at the turn of the 20th century (when Teddy Roosevelt was Police Commissioner), the novel is about the hunt for a serial killer and is so thrilling it’s even been turned into a Netflix series, The Alienist.
Interviews where books by Caleb Carr were recommended
The best books on The Pioneers of Criminology, recommended by Douglas Starr
Boston University professor delves into the origins of crime science, using literary and historical works to explain early forensics, phrenology and criminal psychology