Dusted and Busted: The Science of Fingerprinting

Dusted and Busted: The Science of Fingerprinting

by D. B. Beres


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Dusted and Busted: The Science of Fingerprinting by D. B. Beres

You probably already know that your fingerprints are unique. That's what makes them such a great method of identification. Say there's been a robbery. Police arrive on the scene. One of the first things they'll do is search for fingerprints. If the thief has left a fingerprint, that could lead to a quick arrest.

Want to know more? Get your prints all over this book and read about: how a household product can make invisible prints visible; how an expert used a single bloody fingerprint to track down a killer; everything you always wanted to know about your own fingerprints-and toe prints; and whether forensic fingerprint examination is the right career for you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531154571
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: 24/7: Science Behind the Scenes Series: Forensics
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Forensic 411
Dusted and Busted: Overheard at the Crime Scene     8
Evidence at Hand: See for Yourself     10
The Forensic Team: Who's Who?     12
True-Life Case Files!
The Burglar with No Prints     15
The Duffel Bag Murder     25
The Barefoot Bandit     35
Forensic Download
Key Dates in Fingerprinting: Flashback     44
In the News: Ripped from the Headlines     46
At Your Fingertips: Real Stuff     48
Help Wanted: Fingerprint Analyst: Careers     52
Yellow Pages
Resources     56
Dictionary     59
Index     62
Author's Note     64

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