The Abduction of Sherlock Holmes

@article{Carson2009TheAO,
  title={The Abduction of Sherlock Holmes},
  author={D. Carson},
  journal={International Journal of Police Science & Management},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={193 - 202}
}
  • D. Carson
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Police Science & Management
  • All criminal investigations, and resulting trials, rely upon inferential reasoning. Theories, hypotheses and conclusions, are drawn from the evidence. The victim's blood was on the knife; we infer it was the murder weapon. The suspect's fingerprints are on the knife; we infer he killed the victim. Sherlock Holmes, although a fictional character, remains renowned as a great detective. However, his methodology, which was abduction rather than deduction, and which is innocently used by many real… CONTINUE READING
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