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
Reprint of the Walker and Company, New York, 1992 edition.
|Grade level||6 - 8 (ages 11 - 14)|
|Dimensions||5 3/8 x 8 1/2|