Texas Servant Girl Murders <- your lab link
1. Describe the crimes that the History Detectives are investigating in the
on December 30, 1884 in Austin, Texas, a 25-year-old cook named Molly
Smith is attacked in her bed, and was gruesomely murdered.
The Secret in the Cellar <- your first lab link
1. Describe the case that the forensic anthropologists and others discover.
Why do they suspect that it may be murder?
The forensic anthropologists and the others discovered a body in the ground
they were ex
1. What are the four types of evidence in a criminal investigation?
The four types of evidence that are present in a criminal investigation are:
physical evidence, documentary evidence, demonstrative evidence, and
testimony. Physical Evid
1. What is forensic science?
Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws.
2. What three tasks or responsibilities does a forensic scientist have?
The three tasks or responsibilities that a forensic scientist
Body Farm <- your lab link
Click on the link to listen to the podcast interview of Dr. Bill Bass, founder of
the Body Farm.
1. When Dr. Bass works cases, either cold cases or ongoing investigation,
what is his role in the investigation?
His role is to det
1. What are club drugs? What are some of the factors that
support the use of club drugs?
Club drugs are synthetic drugs that are typically used in bars,
nightclubs, raves, and other gatherings. Some of these drugs have
become popular in t
1. What are the three types of fingerprints found in the human
population? How often does each occur?
Fingerprints can be classified into three different categories: loops, whorls,
and arches. Loop fingerprints are characterized by ridge
Toorale Man Murder Mystery <- your lab link
1. How was the Toorale Man found?
While walking in the Toorale National Park in 2012, Baakandji elder Badger
Bates located a skull in the sand. He saw that his mouth looked he was
crying for help so Badger swore
1. What is physical evidence? Provide at least three examples in your
Physical evidence usually involves objects found at the scene of a crime.
Physical evidence may consist of all sorts of prints such as fingerprints,
The Art of Crime Detection <- your lab link
1. What do the left and rights sides of the brain do? Which side of the
brain does a police sketch artist use when creating a suspect sketch?
The left brain sees and interprets the world as symbols and language.
Education Requirements & Career Info <- your lab link
1. Forensic investigators are required to visit crime scenes and conduct
interviews with witnesses. What personal attributes and interpersonal
skills may be required for this typ
1. What is the NIBIN?
The National Integrated Ballistic Identification Network (NIBIN) was created
by the FBI and the ATF using the IBIS (a database of digital images showing
the identifying features of bullets and casings). This network
1. What is liver mortis? How might this reveal information about the time
Liver mortis refers to the settling of blood in the lowest parts of the body.
When the heart stops beating and pumping blood through the body, the