Forensic Science: The Laboratory Detective - Senior SPARK
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|Course Dates||Weeks||Meeting Times||Status||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014||1||M-F 9A-12N and T,TH 1P-4P||Open||Robert Schmidt||10125|
Forensics is the application of science to answer questions pertaining to the law. Methods used to solve criminal investigations have progressed significantly over the past thirty years. Investigators and scientists now collaborate and use forensic technologies to uncover facts associated with criminal cases. This course will uncover the truth behind criminal investigations and the forensic technologies used to solve them that are so often misrepresented in television shows and movies.
DNA, hair, fibers! These are just a few pieces of evidence that students will collect and analyze during The Laboratory Detective course. Students will begin the week learning the true meanings of forensics and forensic evidence. Direct and latent fingerprints, physical and biological evidence, computer forensics and video analysis will be some of the topics covered by both the instructor and law enforcement experts. The capstone experience will be a crime scene investigation conducted by students.
Students who complete the course will gain a fundamental understanding of the complexities involved in the relationship between science and law. Students will be able to assess probable cause and work through the theory of crime scene investigations. In addition, students will learn the hands-on laboratory techniques that are critical for successful forensic investigations.
*This Senior SPARK course is designed for students currently in 8th grade (entering 9th grade Fall 2014). Younger students are encouraged to register for our Junior SPARK courses.