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Crime Scene Science : 20 Projects and Experiments About Clues, Crimes, Criminals, and Other Mysterious Things

Book - 2009
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Crime Scene Science that puts you inside the head, and the toolbox, of modern-day experts in crime solving. Slip under the yellow crime-scene tape to conduct your own experiments: you'll soon be detecting, inspecting, and connecting the dots of forensic science. Investigate rates of human decomposition; find out what makes fingerprints unique; identify handwriting traits; and discover the secrets of paper fiber analysis.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2009.
ISBN: 9781426305221
1426305222
9781426305214
1426305214
9780329743512
0329743511
Characteristics: 80 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Case of mistaken identity (examine fingerprints)
First impressions (make castings or prints at a crime scene)
Soles are the window to the body (predict a suspect's height)
Mapping the scene (connect the dots of crime scenes)
Hide me! (experiment with the principles of the cloak of invisibility)
Dude, where's my dog (teach bloodhound techniques to your dog)
Yo! Whodunnit? (test observational memories)
Now you see it (assess how to improve visual memory)
About face (how do people recognize faces?)
Pants on fire (find the liar)
Facing the truth (read split-second facial expressions)
Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin! (study hair)
Blood on your hands (analyze spilled blood)
Criminals use tricks (deflect people's attention with sleight of hand)
Writer did it (analyze handwriting and paper fibers)
Reading the mail (decipher the postal bar codes)
Biowarfare defense (study and compare anthraxlike substances)
DNA necklace (extract your own DNA)
Who died? (take attendance at a decomposition)
Picture this (heighten observation and memory).
Summary: Crime Scene Science that puts you inside the head, and the toolbox, of modern-day experts in crime solving. Slip under the yellow crime-scene tape to conduct your own experiments: you'll soon be detecting, inspecting, and connecting the dots of forensic science. Investigate rates of human decomposition; find out what makes fingerprints unique; identify handwriting traits; and discover the secrets of paper fiber analysis.

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