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Crime-Fighting Devices
Crime-Fighting Devices
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Sci-Hi

Crime-Fighting Devices

This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the application of science and new technologies to fighting crime, from security scanners to genetic fingerprinting and tasers, and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions, and assesses their effectiveness.

 
Dewey681'.75
GenreInformational
  
Reading LevelGrades 4-4
Interest LevelGrades 6-10
GRLR
ATOS Level6.9
AR Points1
AR Quiz #144635
  
Text TypeInformational Text
  
ISBN978-1-4109-4275-3
PublisherHeinemann-Raintree
BrandSci-Hi
Copyright2012
  
Page Dimensions7 1/2" x 9 7/16"
Page Count48
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $33.99 School/Library Price
$25.49
 


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Denton ISD - Sherry Brandt

"High Interest, easy-to-read book on technological crime-fighting devices such as GPS tracking, DNA analytics, and the gadgets used to catch the bad guy!  This is 43 pages of bright, colorful, and educational topics for students interested in technology." - Denton ISD

January 11, 2013

Omaha Public Schools - Jane Colling

"Snedden covers many interesting topics and explains the science behind how they work. From metal detectors to surveillance cameras there are many short insets with background color to keep a student’s interest. Snedden is quick to point out that people are worried about the government invading their privacy. England especially has more security cameras per person than any other country. Snedden also has many colorful pictures and diagrams to help students visualize the various concepts being discussed. One of my favorite sections is on how security can listen to people in a room using lasers! The laser listening device can detect tiny vibrations in glass windows and can be translated into conversations. Another interesting crime is how thieves use skimming to steal a person’s credit card information; fortunately the police have created an anti-skimming device that is now used in ATM machines. This book would be an awesome addition for any forensics, science, history, technology or even a debate class. –Jane Colling, Central High School Omaha Public Schools 2/7/2013" - Omaha Public Schools

February 7, 2013

 
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