Forensic Crime Solvers: Fingerprint Evidence

Forensic Crime Solvers: Fingerprint Evidence

by Barbara B. Rollins, Michael Dahl
     
 

Describes the types and features of fingerprints and discusses the techniques used to take, develop, save, and compare fingerprints in order to solve crimes.  See more details below

Overview

Describes the types and features of fingerprints and discusses the techniques used to take, develop, save, and compare fingerprints in order to solve crimes.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Solid, sometimes graphic introductions to crime solving through forensics. Each one starts with a specific scenario and then describes how evidence is secured and evaluated to solve the case. In Death, a photo shows a medical examiner cutting into the chest of a cadaver. While these photographs are not for the squeamish, they do reinforce the serious tone of the narratives. The large type and abundant illustrations make these books fascinating, quick reads. Words such as "bifurcation" and "phenolphthalein" are defined in glossaries. Asides printed on what looks like torn pieces of notebook paper add more details. There is minimal duplication among the texts, and the books are brief, so it's unfortunate that all four were not produced as one volume. Marc P. Friedlander, Jr., and Terry M. Phillips's When Objects Talk (Lerner, 2001) offers much of the same information found in these four volumes. Still, Rollins and Dahl's short, clearly written entries will appeal to browsers, report writers, and hi/lo readers.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736824194
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Forensic Crime Solvers Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.

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