Book Reviews of Police Lab: How Forensic Science Tracks Down and Convicts Criminals

Police Lab: How Forensic Science Tracks Down and Convicts Criminals
Police Lab How Forensic Science Tracks Down and Convicts Criminals
Author: David Owen
ISBN-13: 9781552976197
ISBN-10: 155297619X
Publication Date: 10/5/2002
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

For those interested in how forensic science works, then POLICE LAB is a must-read.

Author David Owen presents a great beginning presentation into how forensic science works in regards to ballistics, DNA processing, fingerprint evidence, bite marks, tire imprints, and even handwriting analysis -- and how they can be used to figure out the person who has committed a crime. Using more than twenty true-life cases, from the death of INXS rocker Michal Hutchence to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Mr. Owen takes us inside the science that helped cracked the case.

Although there are other books that delve deeper into the actual workings of the science behind the science, this is a great starting point for teens interested in the forensic field. Be warned, though -- the book includes several full-color photographs of actual dead bodies, which might not be suitable for everyone. On the other hand, if you're planning on a career in the field of forensic science, you might do well to get used to such things now!
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Excellent book for middle school to adult.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

For those interested in how forensic science works, then POLICE LAB is a must-read.

Author David Owen presents a great beginning presentation into how forensic science works in regards to ballistics, DNA processing, fingerprint evidence, bite marks, tire imprints, and even handwriting analysis -- and how they can be used to figure out the person who has committed a crime. Using more than twenty true-life cases, from the death of INXS rocker Michal Hutchence to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Mr. Owen takes us inside the science that helped cracked the case.

Although there are other books that delve deeper into the actual workings of the science behind the science, this is a great starting point for teens interested in the forensic field. Be warned, though -- the book includes several full-color photographs of actual dead bodies, which might not be suitable for everyone. On the other hand, if you're planning on a career in the field of forensic science, you might do well to get used to such things now!
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Excellent, interesting, and complete information on how criminals are tracked. There are many actual crime scenes discussed. This is not a children's book.