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ERIC Number: EJ933519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Fibres, Blood and Broken Glass
Tomlinson, Bob; Peacock, Alan
Primary Science Review, n90 n9-11 Nov-Dec 2005
Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs) are the bridge between the police and forensic science specialists. Their job is to recover physical evidence from the scene of a crime, and try to make sense of it to interpret and explain what probably happened--which is just what scientists also do. They recover many things: objects, photographs of the crime scene, shoe prints, fingerprints, fibres, bloodspatter patterns, glass, tool-marks, bits of things that might fit back together. Often from these they can also recover DNA samples that help to identify the perpetrator. This article talks about the work of Crime Scene Investigators and the science involved. It offers some ways for teachers to simulate the things CSIs do in a classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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