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Learning Recommendations: Have you ever wondered how realistic your favorite crime show is when compared to actual forensics? This course will teach you the basics of crime scene analysis, evidence collection and preservation, and specific techniques used for Forensic Experts! Bring a critical mind and a willingness to try new things!

General Description: This course covers a number of methods in forensic science that are used to solve crimes. The class is taught through direct instruction, videos and “hands on” practical applications. Students will learn how to process a crime scene just like the experts and also gain an understanding of the analysis and processing of physical evidence such as fingerprints, shoeprints, and eyewitness accounts, and criminal profiling. Students will examine the legal processes from investigation through the presentation of evidence for a criminal trial.

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:

  • Introduction and History of Forensics
  • Crime Scene Basics
  • CSI Effect & Myths about CSI
  • Admissibility of Evidence
  • Memory & Eyewitness Evidence
  • Fingerprint Evidence
  • Shoe/Tire Print Evidence
  • Criminal Profiling

Note: Students who complete Police Science/Forensics 1 and either INT476 - Police Science/Forensics 2 or INT477 - Police Science/Forensics 3 may qualify for college credit at various community and technical college programs. For more information, please visit the CTE Dual Credit page.

Students wanting to enroll in the IB Career Program must take their Career Track courses in their Junior and Senior years to count towards their IBCP Certificate. Click here for more information.

 

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