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How do scientists solve mysteries? With forensics! Every crime scene contains forensic evidence that helps investigators discover exactly what happened. Forensics is the science of gathering and examining information about a past event, usually to solve a crime or legal problem.
In Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate, children ages 9 through 12 learn about this fascinating field and meet three women who are succeeding in their chosen profession of forensics. Christine Gabig-Prebyl is a forensic scientist with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Krishna Patel is a Forensic Supervisor with the Torrance Police Department, and Jessica Frances Lam is a researcher at England’s University of Leicester INTREPID Forensics Programme. Forensics combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids’ knowledge and understanding of a topic made popular by TV shows, movies, and books. Compelling stories of real-life forensic scientists provide role models that readers can look toward for examples of success. Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls’ interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science.
Anita Yasuda is the author of more than 100 books for children and adults, including Explore Simple Machines!, Explore Native American Cultures!, and Astronomy: Cool Women in Space for Nomad Press. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP). Anita lives in Huntington Beach, California.
Allison Bruce studied chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and design, illustration, and animation at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Allison is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) as well as the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI). She lives in Brisbane, California.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter One: Reading the Scene Chapter Two: Christine Gabig Chapter Three: Krishna Pate Chapter Four: Jessica Frances Lam Essential Questions Timeline Glossary Resources Index