Crime-Fighting Devices

Crime-Fighting Devices

by Robert Snedden
     
 

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This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the application of science and new technologies to fighting crime, from security scanners to genetic fingerprinting and tasers, and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions, and assesses their effectiveness.

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This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the application of science and new technologies to fighting crime, from security scanners to genetic fingerprinting and tasers, and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions, and assesses their effectiveness.

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VOYA - Etienne Vallee
The world around us changes daily as new scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs impact the way we live, work, and play. This new series endeavors to present recent developments in specific fields. In Food Technology, food is defined before the author takes the reader on a tour from food production to manufacturing, quality control, cooking techniques, and food safety. Subjects such as genetically modified ingredients, advertising and making food more appealing to customers, and designing a dish are also presented. In Crime Fighting Devices, crime prevention is explored, along with surveillance methods, the crime lab, satellites and tracking, how a scene is secured once a crime has been committed, and how to deal with danger. Future crime-fighting technology is also discussed. Sci-Hi is written at the fourth-grade reading level and is designed to appeal to struggling readers in middle or junior high school. The sentences are short and factual, and the writing is engaging. A topic relating to the theme is presented in short chapters of four to six pages. Technical words are defined in the sentence itself and gathered in a glossary. Each book also includes websites for more information and an index. These books will attract teens who have research projects on these topics or who are interested in the latest technological advances. (Sci-Hi: Science and Technology) Reviewer: Etienne Vallee
Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
This high-interest science book looks at scanners, tasers, polygraphs, DNA and face recognition, among other technologies, and addresses the question: how is technology helping police and security agencies keep one step ahead of criminals who are using the same technology to commit crimes? Nine chapters present well-crafted summaries of procedures and science-based investigative techniques that describe the most recent developments in fighting crime. The text is supported by color photographs and bright graphics. Sidebars add supporting or related information such as a brief discussion of "Canines Versus Chemicals" or an explanation of the science of biometrics. Words printed in bold text are found in the glossary. Important material is underlined. This book is one in the "Sci-Hi" series and concludes with a timeline, a glossary, a list of books, internet addresses, suggested topics to research titled "Find Out More" and an index. Robert Snedden's book would be a good addition to a middle school library or class on criminology or forensics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410942845
Publisher:
Heinemann/Raintree
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Sci-Hi: Science and Technology
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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