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Forensics    by Carla Mooney & Samuel Carbaugh order for
by Carla Mooney
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Nomad, 2013 (2013)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Another in the Inquire and Investigate educational series, this student directed approach to learning looks at the world of forensic science. The reader is shown how to find clues, analyze evidence and thus crack the case just the way real forensics investigators do.

Carla Mooney's approach to this topic is to bring together hands-on investigation with history, science and technology as the young detectives discover how to carefully collect evidence and perform their own crime lab analysis.

Designed for middle school students, the projects outlined in this book range from identifying fingerprints, analyzing blood spatter and extracting DNA, to dealing with footprints and tire tracks and finding a forged signature.

With entertaining illustrations and informative Forensic Fact sidebars that offer more information about the topic, this book will not only engage the reader but also make the young person want to know more about the subject.

At the back of the book you'll also find a glossary, list of reference works, websites, museums and science centers where more detailed information can be found for further investigation of the topic.

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