HASS Assistant Professor of History Dr Samson Lim has published a new book, Siam’s New Detectives (University of Hawaii Press, 2016). The book was launched at the National Library on 21 April 2017 where Dr Lim presented his key findings.
Professor Peter Jackson of Australian National University presented his views as a discussant. Professor Michael Fischer of MIT also chaired the question and answer session.
The book offers an analytical history of the visual tools – fingerprints, maps, diagrams, photographs, and re-enactments – employed by the Thai police when investigating crime.