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Crime Scene: The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Science

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Revealing the very latest high-tech techniques of forensic detection, Crime Scene: The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Science is a truly absorbing book that uses case studies and amazing digital imagery to show how science helps uncover the truth about how crimes were committed and who carried them out.

Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by DK Children (first published May 19th 2003)
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May 05, 2016 Silas R rated it it was amazing
One word that I can use to describe Crime Scene by Richard Platt is engrossing. This word represents the book because there are a lot of intriguing facts and information . about forensic investigation. It is considered a mystery nonfiction book. I felt compelled to read about it.
I chose this book because it was very intriguing and I thought that it was a classic. Two of the things I learned included how polygraph tests work and some really interesting facts about The Adolf Hitler diaries.
Sep 20, 2010 Kristine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I actually watch tv, I like shows like Forensic Files, NCIS, CSI, and various other crime shows. I have a strange interest in how crimes are solved using the different kinds of forensic science. And, of course, when writing a novel where forensic science comes in, I like to make things accurate and possible. To me that makes the novel all the better. If just interested in forensic science or writing a story / novel that forensic science is involved in, than this is one of the ultimate books ...more
Mar 19, 2011 Tasha rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-have-a-dream
i read a few other reviews, not sure i agree with all the details... this didn't seem to give a ton of info. to me. Lots of pictures w/info. thrown in. It's a quick read and maybe a basic foundation but I would look into some other resources if you are trying to use this for writing.
Jennifer Daniel
Loads of gruesome photos! I particularly enjoyed the insect presence timeline relatin to human body decomposition. My husband was thouroughly disgusted because I was reading this while I ate lunch. An excellent writing reference for capturing details.
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a realy goood beginers book on forensics
Jun 06, 2009 Larissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
illustrated and basic information
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Richard Platt is the author of more than sixty informative books for young readers, and he also writes for innovative multimedia projects. Some of his most popular works have been collaborations with illustrator Stephen Biesty on the "Cross-Sections" series. After a failed attempt to forge a career as a photographer, Platt discovered that he had a knack for writing. "I started writing abou
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