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Course SyllabusWhat you will learn in this courseFORENSIC SCIENCE: SECRETS OF THE DEADFingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement isincreasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to betterunderstand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsiblefor the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justicesystem. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensicscientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and dataare recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goesto trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed andprocessed.
Unit 1: Introduction to Forensic ScienceBlood, fingerprints, tire tracks, and trace evidence are used to catch the criminals onTV, but how do real-life forensic scientists help identify suspects? In this unit, youwill be introduced to forensic science. We will discuss what forensic science consistsof and how the field developed through history. You will learn about some of theresponsibilities of forensic scientists and about some of the specialty areas thatforensic scientists may work in.What will you learn in this unit?Learn about forensic science as a field of study.Discuss the history and development of the field of forensic science.Examine some of the responsibilities that forensic scientists have in their work.Investigate the relationship between forensic science and the criminal justice system.Explore some of the specialty areas within forensic science.
UNIT 1 AssignmentsAssignmentTypeUnit 1 Critical Thinking QuestionsHomeworkUnit 1 LabHomeworkUnit 1 ActivityHomeworkUnit 1 Discussion 1DiscussionUnit 1 Discussion 2DiscussionUnit 1 QuizQuiz
Unit 2: The Crime SceneOnce a crime has been committed, one of the first steps for the forensic scientist is theidentification and collection of evidence. In this unit, you will discover some of thetechniques and practices that forensic scientists and law enforcement officials use toidentify evidence and collect that evidence in a way that maintains the integrity of theevidence. You will also learn about some of the different types of evidence that mightbe found at a crime scene and how the different types of evidence may best behandled.What will you learn in this unit?Discover how a crime scene is secured.Examine the different ways in which a crime scene is recorded.Learn how forensic scientists and officers search a crime scene for evidence.Investigate how evidence is collected and packaged.Learn why evidence needs to be collected carefully and within legal guidelines.
UNIT 2 AssignmentsAssignmentTypeUnit 2 Critical Thinking QuestionsHomeworkUnit 2 LabHomeworkUnit 2 ActivityHomeworkUnit 2 Discussion 1DiscussionUnit 2 Discussion 2DiscussionUnit 2 QuizQuiz

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Forensic Science, DNA, Forensic evidence, CSI Crime Scene Investigation, Bloodstain pattern analysis

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