Forensic Science

Forensic Science Syllabus FALL 2014 and list of lab materials

http://school.cengage.com/forensicscience

Unit 1: Ch 1 & 2 Observation skills and Crime Scene Investigation

Chapter One Observation skills- list of assignments

For FUN: Making and breaking codes:

CHAPTER TWO: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

Chapter Two -CSI- list of assignments 

What mistakes were made by the Boulder Police Department in securing the crime scene at the Jon Benet Ramsey house in 1996?

 

 Ch 3 & 4 HAIR AND FIBERS

  • Bring your colored pencils (I have some if you want to use mine.)
  • Bring hair samples from pets and fiber samples for this unit.

Chapter Three and Four – Hair & Fiber list of assignments

Info for Argumentative Essay: Forensics Argumentative Essay DIRECTIONS

Read about the Wayne Williams and the Atlanta Child Murders case on truTV.com: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/williams/index_1.html

Read more about fabrics and fibers: http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/july2000/deedric3.htm#Natural%20Fibers

Read about a Boston case solved by fiber evidence; see video: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/health/7841345/detail.html

Unit 3: CH 6 Fingerprints  

Chapter Six- Fingerprints- list of assignments

LAB WORKSHEETS: comparison of fingerprint powders analysis sheet & Fingerprint ID lab analysis sheet

OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT for EXTRA CREDIT:

Other interesting reading:

Unit 4: Blood and Blood Splatter 

Chapter Eight- Blood – list of Assignments

Blood Typing and blood components:

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/forensics/serology/3.html

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/forensics/serology/4.html

 Ch 7 DNA Fingerprinting

 Chapter 7 DNA List of Assignments

Directions to concept map and flip book: DNA Re-enforcement Activities

DNA Webquest

Ch 11 Death: Meaning, Manner, Mechanism and Cause 

Chapter 11 List of assignments

Autopsy Webquest Directions

Autopsy Webquest handout

Forensic Autopsy worksheet

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