Crime Scene: How Investigators Use Science to Track Down the Bad Guys

Crime Scene: How Investigators Use Science to Track Down the Bad Guys

by Vivien Bowers, Martha Newbigging
     
 

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Crime Scene takes young readers behind the yellow tape, into the crime lab, and into the heads of investigators. As they study the whys and hows of connecting clues, suspects, and victims, budding sleuths learn how unique clues like toolmark and fibers can lead to irrefutable conclusions; how to detect fake money and forged documents; how faces are

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Crime Scene takes young readers behind the yellow tape, into the crime lab, and into the heads of investigators. As they study the whys and hows of connecting clues, suspects, and victims, budding sleuths learn how unique clues like toolmark and fibers can lead to irrefutable conclusions; how to detect fake money and forged documents; how faces are reconstructed from bare skulls; and how crime scenes can be surrounded by silent witnesses that speak volumes. Martha Newbigging’s witty illustrations enhance the book’s lively design, while readers’ curiosity is quenched with striking photos from the lab. A glossary of forensic specializations details the many different professionals that each case requires.

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Step into the fascinating world of crime scene investigators and find out how they use even the tiniest bit of evidence to piece together a case. Fingerprints are not the only clues that a suspect may leave behind at the scene of the crime. Fibers from clothing can be matched and the dyes can be identified using a microspectrophotometer. Forensic experts use DNA samples to examine and match the genetic information of a suspect; the autoradiogram reveals the individual's unique genetic pattern. The life cycle of insects on a dead body provides information about the time of death. Even from a skull, forensic artists can build a face to help with identification. Learn about biometric technology and about features that are unique to everyone in terms of identification. The author provides opportunities for the readers to try examining clues as a forensic expert by matching bite marks, writing samples, and dental records.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897066560
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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