Forensics will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of techniques and strategies used by forensic scientists. They will learn the steps involved in analyzing a crime scene in order to provide evidence that will be admissible in a court of law. Emphasis is placed on the investigative process. They will get a detailed knowledge of the industry in order to explore the potential for careers in forensic science.
Students will research different methods that forensic scientists use to solve crimes and analyze crime scene data to solve crimes themselves. Topics include collecting evidence, fingerprinting, blood-typing, ballistics, trace evidence, anthropology, and of course, DNA!
Successful completion of a full year (or equivalent) of biology.
Gain a thorough understanding of forensics and its applications.
Develop an appreciation for the investigative process.
Discover potential career opportunities in the field of forensic science.
Access to a scanner for your fingerprints.
Clear tape, ruler, red food coloring, clip board, protractor, milk, index cards
Please note that this course contains an end-of-course proctored exam. Instructions for students to identify an appropriate adult proctor are included in the course lessons.
Science - Physical Science
10, 11, 12, 13
F16, F17, SP17, SP18
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AdvancED, Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356), Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools