Forensic Science 20L

The Forensic Science 20 course introduces the world of Forensic Science and how crime scenes are investigated.

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Prerequisite

None - Science 10 recommended

Delivered

Online Asynchronous

Credits

One Elective 20 Credit



What Will I Learn?

You will learn how evidence is collected, processed and analyzed, as well as looking at different types of evidence (fingerprints, bite marks, footprints, bloodstains, hair and fiber, and gunshot residue) that are commonly observed in crime scenes. You will examine a variety of criminal activity including arson, explosions, and fraud, and study real cases involving criminal profiling and motives.

The course gives you the opportunity for a significant amount of hands on work.

Note that due to the nature of this course, students will be encountering some graphic content involving criminal activities that includes homicide, assault, theft, and destruction of property.

Disclaimer: This course deals with very mature content. If students feel uncomfortable at any time because of a specific topic (or person) we are studying, please contact the instructor. There are multiple ways to get through this course without making learners feel uncomfortable.


Units of Study

    Types of Evidence and Fingerprint Analysis

    Trace Evidence and Blood Analysis

    Criminal Profiling

    Arson and Explosives

    Police Equipment and Canine Units

    Forensic Ballistics

For This Course
You Will Need

Students need to have the following for this course. You will need to supply these items.

Household materials (e.g.: balloons, ink, magnifying glass, corn starch, corn syrup, food colouring)'

Exams

This course requires a final exam to be supervised by a proctor

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