Forensic Science Version: 07-08


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Science

 
SFS1
Students will analyze a crime scene using proper investigative protocols.
Element: SFS1.a
Document and record the crime scene details, including setting, and physical and biological evidence.
Element: SFS1.b
Collect, document, and maintain chain of custody for all physical evidence.
Element: SFS1.c
Reconstruct a crime scene.
Element: SFS1.d
Identify the role and duties of the crime scene investigation team members.
Element: SFS1.e
Discuss the role and responsibilities of expert witnesses.
 

 
SFS2
Students will use chemical and physical separation methods to isolate and identify materials.
Element: SFS2.a
Distinguish materials using various types of microscopes.
Element: SFS2.b
Categorize glass, soil, hair, fiber, ink and paint samples using physical and chemical properties.
Element: SFS2.c
Use inorganic and organic analysis to identify unknown substances.
 

 
SFS3
Students will analyze biological evidence found at a crime scene.
Element: SFS3.a
Reconstruct criminal behavior resulting in blood stain patterns.
Element: SFS3.b
Compare and contrast the information available in bodily fluids (no actual human body fluids will be used).
Element: SFS3.c
Experimentally use DNA evidence to identify a suspect.
Element: SFS3.d
Explain the basis for relating breath to blood-alcohol concentration.
Element: SFS3.e
Discuss the role of anthropology in forensic science.
Element: SFS3.f
Show the importance of entomological techniques in forensic science.
 

 
SFS4
Students will analyze various impressions from firearms, tool marks, arson, and explosive evidence.
Element: SFS4.a
Compare and contrast firearm evidence (no firearms of live ammunition will be used).
Element: SFS4.b
Distinguish tool marks and impression evidence.
Element: SFS4.c
Relate the use of certain chemicals to arson.
Element: SFS4.d
Outline types of explosives and their signatures found at crime scenes.
 

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