Crime Scene Investigators: Investigating Fingerprints, 1st Edition

  • Grace Murphy
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766093549
  • ISBN-13: 9780766093546
  • DDC: 363.25
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Fingerprints are completely unique to each individual. Not even identical twins have the same fingerprints. So, it's no surprise that law enforcement uses fingerprint evidence to catch criminals. With engaging text and eye-catching visuals, this book examines all aspects of fingerprints and their use in forensic analysis. Real-world cases illustrate how criminals attempt to mask their fingerprints and the potential pitfalls of the fingerprinting system. Sidebars explore the science behind fingerprinting, such as the many methods of locating prints, including dusting powder and lasers to evaporated superglue. Plus, an annotated list of fingerprint-related jobs encourages students to imagine a future in STEM.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Not Quite Identical.
1: The History of Fingerprints.
2: Picking Up Prints at the Scene of the Crime.
3: How Criminals Attempt to Evade Fingerprint Identification.
4: When Fingerprints Lead to the Wrong Conviction.
5: Next Generation Identification and Beyond.
Career Information.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.