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Encyclopedia of Forensic Science - Robert Gardner; Dennis Shortelle; Barbara G. Conklin
Call Number: REF 363.25 CON
ISBN: 1573561703
Publication Date: 2002-06-30
Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of forensic science, covering major scientific techniques and devices, infamous criminals, criminal cases, types of crimes and criminals, and evidence.

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The Casebook of Forensic Detection - Colin Evans
Call Number: 614 EVA
ISBN: 047128369X
Publication Date: 1998-10-30
Examines fifteen different fields of forensics, such as fingerprinting, ballistics, DNA typing, and psychological profiling, and shows how the sciences were applied to solve 100 groundbreaking cases.

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Detective Work with Ballistics - David West; Emanuele Boccanfuso (Illustrator)
Call Number: 363.25 WES
ISBN: 1404214348
Publication Date: 2008-07-15
A collection of comics that explore how police detectives use ballistic evidence to reconstruct and solve different types of crimes.

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Entomology and Palynology - Maryalice Walker
Call Number: 363.26 WAL
ISBN: 1422200329
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
This book discusses how evidence from nature is all around us and can hold clues to the guilt of criminals.

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Fingerprints, Bite Marks, Ear Prints - Angela Libal
Call Number: 363.25 LIB
ISBN: 1422200310
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
This book shows how real-life detectives solve crimes with human signposts: fingerprints as well as newer technologies, such as bitemark matching and ear prints.

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Computer Investigation - Elizabeth Bauchner
Call Number: 363.25 Bau
ISBN: 1422200353
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
This book helps readers understand how cybercrimes are committed and how investigators help solve these crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Criminal Psychology and Personality Profiling - Joan Esherick
Call Number: 614 ESH
ISBN: 1422200280
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
This book explores the many roles and responsibilities criminal psychologists and profilers fill as they support other professionals in addressing crime and its consequences.


About this guide

Forensic Science True Crime Investigation

This is a research guide for Ms. Boehmcke's Forensic Science Culminating Assessment: True Crime Investigation.  The information in this guide can help you find high quality information on true crimes, as well as various forensic science techniques.  If you need help with your research, finding sources or evidence, creating your Works Cited page or anything else related to your research project, please don't hesitate to ask!


Science in Context


Need more sources?  Check out the Science in Context Forensics page for newspaper, magazine, and journal articles as well as in-depth reference material on a wide variety of topics.  You will need a password to use this site, which you can get from Ms. Boehmcke or the librarians. 


E-Book: World of Forensic Science

World of Forensic Science is a great source for your paper.  To access it, click on the cover below and then enter the password for Gale Virtual Reference Library.  This reference is organized alphabetically like an encyclopedia and has two volumes: Volume 1 covers topics A-L and Volume 2 covers topics M-Z.  

Every article in this e-book has the MLA citation right at the bottom--just copy and paste it into your Works Cited page!  

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