True Forensic Crime Stories

Age Level: 10–up  Grade Level: 5–up

These true crime stories are a perfect way to learn about forensic science and the techniques and tools scientists use to solve crimes. Read about real cases and the science behind the forensics.

  • High-interest true crime stories that read like a novel
  • Written by award-winning science writers who explain the science behind solving crimes
  • Full color photos and edgy design
  • Contains a chapter on forensic careers
  • Supports the National Science Education Standards
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 104pp.
  • Illus. with color illustrations
  • Contains a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2011
  • Series Lexile: 720
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Bones

Bones

Dead People DO Tell Tales

Sara L. Latta
All bones tell a story—you just have to know how to read them. Forensic anthropologists can tell if found bones are from a human or an animal, are male or female, and how a person lived and died. Discover the techniques forensic anthropologists are using to solve both modern and ancient crimes!..Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3669-7
Binding: Library Ed.
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Cybercrime

Cybercrime

Data Trails DO Tell Tales

Sara L. Latta
Credit card scams . . . identity theft . . . this is the new age of computer crime. Even though there is no smoking gun, deleted computer evidence can still be detected by expert detectives. These forensic investigators can track down criminals who use the computer as their weapon...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3668-0
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DNA and Blood

DNA and Blood

Dead People DO Tell Tales

Sara L. Latta
To a trained forensic scientist, blood spatter at a crime scene tells a clear story about what happened. The DNA in the blood can narrow down a list of suspects—clearing the innocent or helping send the guilty to prison...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3667-3
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Fingerprints

Fingerprints

Dead People DO Tell Tales

Chana Stiefel
No two people in the world—not even identical twins—have the same fingerprints. For this reason, detectives and forensic scientists have been using fingerprint evidence to catch criminals for more than a hundred years...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3689-5
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Gun Crimes

Gun Crimes

Dead People DO Tell Tales

Michelle Faulk, PhD
For trained firearm investigators, a bullet, casing, or trajectory can tell a story. Where was the shooter standing? Did the bullet come from his gun? From early cases like the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre to present day war crimes in Croatia, discover the techniques that firearms investigators have developed and utilized to solve crimes!..Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3763-2
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Trace Evidence

Trace Evidence

Dead People DO Tell Tales

Stephen Eldridge
Footprints . . . fingerprints . . . clothing fibers . . . hair. Wherever you go, you leave some evidence, or pick some up and take it with you. For this reason, detectives and forensic scientists have been using trace evidence to catch criminals for more than a hundred years...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3664-2
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