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Any kid fascinated by crime and police work will appreciate this inside look at detection and forensic science. Easily performed at home, 25 engrossing experiments offer fascinating explanations of police lab techniques, including fingerprint analysis, matching hair and tissue samples, and cracking codes. "An entertaining title for junior detectives." — School Library Journal.
Reprint of the Walker and Company, New York, 1992 edition.
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