Crime Scene Investigators: Investigating DNA and Blood, 1st Edition

  • Ellina Litmanovich
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766093530
  • ISBN-13: 9780766093539
  • DDC: 614
  • 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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Bloodstains provide clues as to how a crime had been committed. When a speck of blood falls on a surface, it leaves a shape and stain. This is called bloodstain evidence. Each individual carries DNA that is unique to him or her, except for identical twins. With the help of bloodstains and saliva, as well as fingernails, an investigator can recover enough evidence to confirm whether a defendant is guilty or innocent of a crime. This book includes sidebars that further expand on the topic, as well as a further reading list and career information for readers interested in this intriguing STEM field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Answer is in DNA.
1: Evidence of Blood.
2: Blood or Dye?.
3: Forensic Serology.
4: DNA Profiling.
5: Guilty Until Proven Innocent.
6: Solving One of History’s Mysteries.
7: Killing for Profit.
Career Information.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.