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Quarter 1
Intro to Forensics Unit
The Crime Scene & Physical Evidence Unit
Quarter 2
'Scope, Hairs, & Fibers Unit
Fingerprint Unit
Quarter 3
Anthropology Unit
Serology & DNA Unit
Quarter 4
Questioned Documents Unit

School Supply List:
* 3-ring binder, at least 2" thick
* Looseleaf for the binder
* A Scientific Calculator (look for a button labeled EE or EXP)
* Writing Utensils

Forensic Science is a two-semester elective science program that focuses on hands-on laboratory techniques employed by criminalists to solve crimes. This course introduces students to scientific application to criminal law utilizing activities and demonstrations actually used in a crime laboratory. Emphasis is placed on the scientific method employing principles of identification and comparison. Along with the study of the history of forensic science, students will participate in various activities involving crime scene investigation, microscopic examination and identification of physical evidence, fingerprinting, blood serology, DNA typing, and questioned document examination.

NOTE: Forensic science contains material that may be inappropriate or upsetting to some people. It is mandatory that a permission slip be signed by both students and their parents/guardians to grant permission for viewing these materials. If this permission slip is not signed and returned by the due date, participation in the class will be denied.

Course Outline:
I.      Introduction to Forensic Science               VI.    Serology
II.     Crime Scene & Physical Evidence        VII.   DNA
III.    Hairs & Fibers                                          VIII.  Questioned Documents
IV.     Fingerprinting                                          IX.    Optional/extended topics
V.      Anthropology                                     (psychology, toxicology, arson, firearms, tool marks)

 Last Modified: 5 June,2009