Grades 4-7. Forensics is defined as the study and analysis of evidence in order to solve crimes. Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method. Mooney focuses on both the skills and techniques used by professionals in law enforcement. More than 20 hands-on activities and experiments accompany straightforward explanations of topics such as evidence collection, crime scene investigation, and laboratory analysis of fingerprints and DNA. A brief chronological history of forensics serves as an introduction, and comic book–style illustrations adorn each experiment. A list of relevant books, museums and science centers, and websites is offered for additional information. This serves as practice for the essential skill of forming a logical hypothesis and testing it using basic methods of inquiry, making it an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.