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!
Table of Contents
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
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
Author's Note 64