Crime Scene Investigators: Investigating Trace Evidence, 1st Edition

  • Stephen Eldridge
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766093565
  • ISBN-13: 9780766093560
  • 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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Introduce students to the real-life science behind their favorite fictional detectives. Dramatic true crime stories solved using trace evidence inspire readers to learn about the exciting field of forensic science. Vibrant images and engrossing narratives support a detailed examination of how biology, chemistry, hard work, and attention to detail can turn the smallest trace into evidence against criminals. This book includes compelling sidebars for extra science instruction in each chapter, as well as additional reading recommendations and information on how readers can pursue careers in this fascinating field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Little Things.
1: Every Contact Leaves a Trace.
2: String Theory.
3: Driven to Kill.
4: What Can Traces Really Tell Us?.
5: When Trace Evidence is Meaningful.
6: The Faintest Trace.
7: Proving Both Guilt and Innocence.
Career Information.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.