Learning Recommendations: While students are encouraged to complete INT475 - Police Science/Forensics 1, it is not required.

General Description: CSI Skyline take 2, only better! This course covers the many different areas of forensic science that are used today to solve crimes. The class will be taught through lecture, video and extensive “hands on” practical applications. Students will survey the analysis and processing of physical evidence such as blood spatter analysis, pathology of death, cause, manner and mechanism of lethal crimes, forensic anthropology, and entomology, among others. Students will examine the legal processes from investigation through the presentation of evidence for a criminal trial. Students will perform the tasks of a crime scene investigator in both interior and outdoor crime scenes, as possible.

Due to this being a CTE course, the class will also focus on employable attributes. So, treat your time in class as if you were at the workplace/office. Practice behaviors that will keep you employed!.

Content:

  • Blood Spatter Analysis
  • Cause, Manner, and Mechanisms of Lethal Crimes
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Entomology
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Careers in criminal forensics

Strategies:

Students learn through a combination of:

  • Lecture/discussion
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on practice of crime scene investigative and forensics techniques
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Guest speakers

Equipment to be provided by Student: None

Note: Students who complete both INT475 - Police Science/Forensics 1 and Police Science/Forensics 2 with a "B" average may qualify for college credit at various community and technical college programs.

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