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Learning Recommendations: Build on what you learn in Police Forensics 1 by continuing to explore the field of forensic science in the spring! Topics focus on more violent crime investigation and using the clues criminals leave behind to link them to the crimes they commit.

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

General Description: This course builds on the foundational knowledge gained in Police Forensics 1 by taking our learning to more advanced levels. 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. There is more focus this semester on high profile crimes that have been covered by the media and provide excellent case studies to apply the course learning.

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/Osteology
  • Entomology
  • Tool Mark Analysis
  • Careers in Forensic Science
  • New Developments in Forensic Science

Note: Students who complete Police Science/Forensics 2 and either INT475 - Police Science/Forensics 1 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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