Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Forensic Science : Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes, Paperback / softback Book

Forensic Science : Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes Paperback / softback

Part of the DK Eyewitness series

Paperback / softback


What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime?

Explore the fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case.

How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is?

Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd?

Why are fingerprints so important in an investigation?

Learn why it is critical to quickly secure a crime scene, and how DNA sampling works.

Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer.

From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person.

Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future.

Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration.

The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.




Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the DK Eyewitness series   |  View all