Scene of the crime : tracking down criminals with forensic science

by Newquist, H. P.

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 363.25 N473
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 363.25 N473
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 363.25 N47
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 363.25 N47
Scott Township Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 363.25 NEWQUI
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 363.25 NEWQUI
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 363.25 NEW
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 363.25 NEW
Learn about the history of forensic science, how to collect and analyze evidence, and get one step closer to being a world-class, crime-solving detective!

From the critically acclaimed author of The Book of Chocolate , The Human Body , and From Here to There , comes an all new nonfiction deep dive into forensic science. What is evidence and how do investigators gather it? How do you determine how long a body has been dead? Do fingerprints differ from person to person? How did some of the world's great fictional detectives, like Sherlock Holmes, further the study of forensics? Packed with lively photos, classroom activities, and engaging prose, budding private eyes and scientists will be eager to find the answers to these and other questions in HP Newquist's latest, and to learn about everything from the world's first autopsy in Ancient Rome to the role that DNA plays in solving crimes along the way.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This history of forensic science by NSTA Award winner Newquist traces the development of detective work from ancient times to still-pending investigations. Coverage begins back when superstition and circumstance often determined judicial outcomes; then, engaging chronological reporting on breakthrough criminal investigations from the past 500 years show how technological innovations (fingerprint charts, mug-shot photos, crime-scene recreations, blood and hair analysis, psychological profiling, DNA tracing) gradually became standard police procedure. Much attention is given to the importance of media coverage (broadsheets, penny dreadfuls) and crime writers (beginning with Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and Arthur Conan Doyle) in increasing public demand for the newest science-based investigative methods. There's quite a bit of text, but the numerous illustrations, period photos, document reproductions, text-embedded glossaries, and do-it-yourself activities (blood-spatter analysis, footprint investigations) provide plenty of diversions. There's a bibliography and lots of useful information for report writers, but the true audience for this book is all those budding forensic scientists intent on a life of uncovering evidence and solving crimes."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Forensic sciences -- Juvenile literature.
Criminal investigation -- Juvenile literature.
Criminals -- Juvenile literature.
Forensic sciences.
Criminal investigation.
Publisher New York :Viking,2021
Audience Ages 10 and up.
Language English
Description 184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index.
ISBN 9780451476463
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