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Police lab : how forensic science tracks down and convicts criminals

Author: David Owen
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of forensic science for young adult readers that includes case studies of actual crimes.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Owen
ISBN: 1552976203 9781552976203 155297619X 9781552976197
OCLC Number: 49404735
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins of forensic science --
Crime file opens --
Positive ID --
Pure poison --
Cut of a knife; the blow of a hammer --
Starved of air: Strangulation and suffocation --
Fire and water: Death by burning and drowning --
Smoking Gun --
Flames of destruction: Fire and explosives --
Unmasking the criminal: Frauds and forgeries --
Criminal traces --
Written in blood --
DNA: Ultimate identifier? --
Future of forensic science --
Glossary.
Responsibility: David Owen.
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Fascinating ... Whether moved by morbid curiosity or by Owen's command of his topic, both middle- and high-school readers will find this book an exciting, enlightening read.--Roger Leslie"Booklist" Read more...

 
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