Forensic Science 20L


Course Description

Learners will look at how crime scenes are handled and how evidence is collected and analyzed.

The course allows for hands-on activities including fingerprint and blood spatter labs. Learners will have the opportunity to look into the minds of notorious serial killers like Jeffery Dahmer and Ted Bundy.

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


Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC

None

Obtained by Student

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


Suggested Career Pathways

  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminologist
  • Forensics Lab Technician

Pre-requisite

None - Science 10 recommended

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous

Exams

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

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