Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Forensic Pioneers

by Tabatha Yeatts

Modern forensic science has made the "perfect crime" difficult to commit. Just a trace of paint or hair can be conclusive evidence in a criminal case. Forensics profiles the pioneers who helped apply science to police work.

Forensics was named to the Center for Children's Books List of "BEST BOOKS OF 2001"!

The Center explains their "Best Books" list this way: "To make this list a title has to be practical, useful, and give the best-bang-for-their-buck." ~

"Yeatts—a member of Sisters in Crime—tells her stories well, bringing to life both perpetrators and pursuers of justice, while casting useful light on the science involved along the way. Both middle and upper school libraries would do well to make this book available for students who want to get behind the clich├ęs of all those TV cop shows and movies bombarding them."
- Kathleen Karr for Children's Literature

"There's plenty of juice and scandal as well as interesting technical details in the accounts, so this is no dry and mechanical collective biography."
- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] readable and informative work...[Yeatts] does not shy away from trying to make complex areas...understandable to average readers."
- School Library Journal

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