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Siam's New Detectives: Visualizing Crime and Conspiracy in Modern Thailand

Samson W. Lim


Siam’s New Detectives: Visualizing Crime and Conspiracy in Modern Thailand is an analytical history of the visual tools—fingerprints, maps, diagrams, and photographs—employed by the Thai police when investigating crime. It covers the period between the late nineteenth century and the end of the Cold War, providing for the first time in English an overview of the development of modern police practices in Thailand. Based on a diverse set of primary sources including police reports, detective training manuals, trial records, newspaper stories, memoirs, archival documents, and hard-to-find crime f ... More

Keywords: Thailand, policing, criminal investigation, visual culture, aesthetics, documentation, crime news, evidence, reenactments, conspiracy theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824855253
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824855253.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samson W. Lim, author
Singapore University of Technology and Design

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