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July 2003

True Crime—Children’s Books about Crime

Crime Science by Vivien Bowers

Women Who Made a Scene: Heroines, Villainesses, Eccentrices
Lesley James.
j305.40922 qJ27 2000
Brief biographies of women who were notorious for committing crimes or causing scandals, from the religious leader Aishah to the frontier heroine Betty Zane

The Lizzie Borden Trial
Doreen Rappaport
j345.730252309 B728Zr 1992
A reconstruction of the Lizzie Borden trial, using testimony from edited transcripts of the trial, allowing the reader to assume the roles of judge and juror

Crime Science: How Investigators Use Science to Track down the Bad Guys
Vivien Bowers
j363.25 qB786 1997
Presents three cases, including a bank robbery, the theft of computer files, and the discovery of human bones, and shows how detectives and forensic scientists work to solve the crimes

The Bone Detectives: How Forensic Anthropologists Solve Crimes and Uncover Mysteries of the Dead
Donna M. Jackson
j363.25 qJ12 1996
Explores the world of forensic anthropology and its applications in solving crimes

Fingerprints and Talking Bones: How Real-Life Crimes Are Solved
Charlotte Foltz
j363.25 J76 1997
Describes the many different methods used to solves crimes including skeletal and facial reconstruction, botanical or geological information, voiceprints, and hypnosis

Solving a Crime
Peter Mellett
j363.25 qM525 1999
Follows the police as they investigate the theft of a Toltec mask from a museum, describing the activities and security measures of the museum, the theft, the search for and analysis of clues, the questioning of a suspect, the reconstruction of the crime, the trial, and the outcome

Crime Detection
Chris Oxlade
j363.25 qO98 1997
Uses familiar examples to explain the science of crime detection, covering such aspects as fingerprints, clues in the human body, chemical evidence, and computers

Forgeries, Fingerprints, and Forensics
Janice Parker
j363.25 qP241 2000
A basic introduction to the many ways in which police and detectives use science to fight crime, discussing video surveillance, burglar alarms, ballistics, autopsies, handwriting analysis, and other methods

Crime-Solving Science Projects: Forensic Science Experiments
Kenneth G. Rainis.
j363.25078 R157 2000
Introduces various aspects of forensic science—document examination, forgeries and counterfeiting, blood and DNA analysis, and trace evidence and provides suggestions for related projects

The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dynise Balcavage
j363.250973 U58Zb 2000
Discusses the history of the FBI and some of its most famous cases

Scientific Crime Investigation
Jenny Tesar.
j363.256 T355 1991
Describes the different techniques and tools forensic laboratories use to apprehend criminals

Crime & Detection
Brian Lane
j364 qL265 1998
Explores the many different methods used to solve crimes, covering such topics as criminals, detectives, and forensics

Villains: Traitors, Tyrants, and Thieves
Richard Platt
j364 P719 2002
Readers can dazzle their friends with the facts they find in this title that includes information about some bad and ugly villains

Al Capone and the Roaring Twenties
David C. King.
j364.1092 C246Zk 1999
The life of one of America’s most infamous and powerful gangsters set in 1920s Chicago during the Prohibition

Crime in America
Milton Meltzer
j364.973 M528 1990
Discusses various aspects of crime in America, including crime in the streets, battered family members, the Mob, and law enforcement