Forensics: The Science of Crime
Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.
- Investigate how forensic scientists analyze evidence for information about crimes.
- Learn more about what information can be gained from human remains, physical evidence, and burned materials.
- Examine how forensic scientists recognize and preserve physical evidence.
- Explore how forensic scientists investigate crime scenes.