CRIME SCIENTISTS by Mike McGrady

CRIME SCIENTISTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The white-coated crime laboratory technician is hero of this description of the careful behind-the-scenes investigations which often precede front page ""Suspect Indicted"" headlines. A speck of dust, a drop of blood, a hair, a signature -- these are the clues on which convictions may ultimately be based. After a host of interviews with crime scientists throughout the U.S., Mr. McGrady has written an absorbing report, filling in the fictionalized version of actual police cases with factual detail on the investigative techniques used in their solutions. Even young readers will absorb such terms as paper electrophoresis and dactyloscopy, so well integrated are they with the narrative.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1961
Publisher: Lippincott