After witnessing my young son's worrying insistance on running off with my forensic textbooks, I decided to take matters in hand. I have no desire to curb his enthusiasm for learning about this fascinating field but thought perhaps it was best to create a book with text and pictures more appropriate for a two-year old budding investigator.
I've decided that every Monday I shall share our forensic fun with the blogosphere. Happily some of Dom's teddy bears have helped us stage pictorial illustrations to accompany some of the terms. Join us each week as we learn our ABC's of crime detection and analysis.
MY FIRST FORENSIC ALPHABET
A is for AUTOPSY
Examining bodies, also known as post mortems,
As murder speaks through our miraculous organs.
B is for BALLISTICS
When bullets are fired down the barrel of a gun,
Grooves called striations are etched in each one.
C is for CONTACT TRACES
As Locard said, ‘every contact leaves a trace’,
Like jam-sticky fingers smeared all over the place.
D is for DNA
Deoxyribonucleic Acid in a helix that’s double,
Leaving hair, blood or semen can get you in trouble.