Crime Science

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Owl, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Crime solving has long been a subject of interest to kids and adults alike. Here, readers can find detailed, illustrated case files explaining how police solve crimes and catch criminals. From the collection and methodical matching of evidence to high-tech computer crime-solving, the science of crime is revealed in clear, lively text, photos and vibrant illustrations. Full-color throughout.

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****PUBLISHER: Greey de Pencier Books, Inc., 1997. ****AWARDS/NOTES OF INTEREST: ****SYNOPSIS: Recommend for intermediate grades. A fun, non-fiction book about crime science. Presented with mini-chapters, each page is filled with vignettes, information, pictures, and trivia about this field of work. A book to be read independently. ****LIKES/DISLIKES: A lot of great information, maybe even too much. A student reading this should have a lot of interest in the topic or else it will be boring. Illustrations are fun an appropriate. No graphic images, just a few skeletal x-rays. ****CLASSROOM IDEAS: This is not an appropriate book for read aloud, but makes for great high-interest reading. The text is somewhat difficult but even a struggling reader can take a lot away from this book. This could also be a support book for any kind of detective story we did in the classrom 

Review: Crime Science: How Investigators Use Science To Track Down The Bad Guys

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One of my all time favorite books. At 11 years old I used to sit around and read this again and again for hours on end... Read full review

Contents

Matching up EvideNce
7
CounTeRfeiTs And ForGeries
17
jffll CompuTers and crimE
25
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About the author (1997)

Vivien Bowers' terrific sense of humor shines through her writing, and her eye for finding the facts that kids love makes her a favorite author for readers of all ages. Always entertaining, her multi-award-winning books are proven winners that delight, inform and educate in the best way. Dianne Eastman's wonderful Moose and Goose characters and abundant photography complement the dynamic text perfectly in this truly original children's volume.

Vivien Bowers' first book for children, "Crime Science: How Investigators Use Science to Track Down the Bad Guys," garnered several prestigious awards. Her latest book, "Wow Canada! Exploring this Land from Coast to Coast to Coast," also continues to receive awards and honors, and is currently on its sixth printing. Vivien resides in a small town outside of Nelson, British Columbia, where she juggles a writing career and raising two young sons.

Priscilla Galloway has held many careers herself, such as garbage collector, cucumber farmer, scuba diver, professor, and writer. She has written over 20 books, including "The Courtesan's Daughter," "Truly Grimm Tales," which was named a "YALSA Best Book for Young Adults," "Too Young to Fight," which won the "Bologna Ragazzi Award for YA" non-fiction, and the "Tales of Ancient Lands" series.

Martha Newbigging is a graphic designer, film animator, web designer, and children's book illustrator. She is currently at work on an animated film.

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