Crime Lab 101: 25 Different Experiments in Crime Detection

Crime Lab 101: 25 Different Experiments in Crime Detection

by Robert Gardner


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Do you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator? Any budding detective with an interest in police work will be fascinated by this inside look at detection and forensic science. A series of Crime Labs focus on practicing specific techniques, and Crime Lab Exercises explore the principles behind the methods of detection.
Learn how to record and lift fingerprints, identify a ransom note's ink, and reveal messages on a seemingly blank page. You'll also discover approaches to code cracking; voice pattern analysis; and matching hair, clothing, and tissue samples. A history of forensic science is included in this eye-opening look at crime detection, along with true-life tales of famous sleuths and remarkable cases.
"An entertaining title for junior detectives, recreational readers, and science-fair students." — School Library Journal
"Detective wannabes will find a wealth of how-to tips." — New York Newsday

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486488646
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Series: Dover Children's Science Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,114,245
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Author of more than 130 science books for young readers, Robert Gardner taught biology, chemistry, and physics at the Salisbury School for almost 40 years, where he served as department chair for 30 years. His awards include the SB&F (Science Books and Film) Prize for Excellence in Science Books, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Hands-On Science Writing.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Science and Crime 1

2 The Development of Forensic Science and Modern Crime Detection 7

3 Fingerprints and Other Prints: Something Criminals Often Leave Behind 13

4 Other Clues that Help Solve Crimes 37

5 Documents and Crime 66

6 The Art of Sleuthing 89

7 Using Your Crime-Detecting Skills 115

Index 118

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