The Forensic Science 20 course introduces the world of Forensic Science and how crime scenes are investigated.
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.
Types of Evidence and Fingerprint Analysis
Trace Evidence and Blood Analysis
Arson and Explosives
Police Equipment and Canine Units
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)'
This course requires a final exam to be supervised by a proctorLearn More