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10 Modern Forensic Technologies Used Today
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As technology infiltrates every aspect of our lives, it is no wonder that solving crimes has become almost futuristic in its advances. From retinal scanning to trace evidence chemistry, actual forensic technologies are so advanced at helping to solve crimes that they seem like something from a science fiction thriller.
With all this forensic technology, its no wonder that this field is one of the fastest growing in the U.S. Shows like CSI and NCIS have made most of the forensic science techniques used today common knowledge. You might think that virtually the whole gamut of forensic technology is old hat to today’s savvy viewer. In fact, there are a number of incredibly cool forensic technologies that you probably never knew existed.

Covers the following 10 technologies:
1. Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)
2. Alternative Light Photography
3. High-Speed Ballistics Photography
4. Video Spectral Comparator 2000
5. Digital Surveillance For Xbox (XFT Device)
6. 3D Forensic Facial Reconstruction
7. DNA Sequencer
8. Forensic Carbon-14 Dating
9. Magnetic Fingerprinting and Automated Fingerprint Identification (AFIS)
10. Link Analysis Software for Forensic Accountants

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Science
Forensic Science
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Reading
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02/04/2019
15 Types of Evidence and How to Use Them in Investigations
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The ability to gather and analyze different types of evidence is one of the most important competencies for anyone who conducts investigations. There are many types of evidence that help the investigator make decisions during a case, even if they aren’t direct proof of an event or claim.

The first rule is that evidence must be relevant to the investigation. If it is not directly related to the case it isn’t relevant evidence. That said, there are many types of evidence that, while not admissible in court, can be valuable to an investigator trying to reach a conclusion in a workplace investigation or other non-criminal investigation. And even some evidence that is not admissible on its own may be admissible in conjunction with other types of evidence.

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Science
Biology
Forensic Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Dawn Lomer
Dawn Lomer Is The Managing Editor At I-sight Software A Certified Fraud Examiner Cfe She Writes About Topics Related To Workplace Investigations Ethics Compliance Data Security E-discovery Hosts I-sight Webinars
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01/17/2019
5 Esential Tools for Reconstructing the Ballistic Trajectory of a Projectile
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Reconstructing a crime scene to gather solid evidence is all about having the right tools to identify, mark, photograph and measure the ballistic trajectory of a projectile within +/- 5 degrees of accuracy.

Here are five tools that are essential for every investigator as they conduct crime scene reconstruction (descriptions on website).
1. Bright String
2. Trajectory Rods
3. Protractors
4. Angle Measuring Tool
5. Lasers

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Science
Forensic Science
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Reading
Textbook
Date Added:
02/04/2019
The Australian Museum- Virtual Autopsy
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Follow a human autopsy process from start to finish including an external examination, opening the body, viewing internal organs, removing the organs and weighing them, removing the brain, replacing all organs and closing the body.

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Science
Forensic Science
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Activity/Lab
Date Added:
02/04/2019
Bertino Forensics
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Since 2004, the Bertino Forensics Science Institute has become a leading forensics training programs for teachers in the United States attracting participants from over thirty states and as far away as Myanmar, Taipei and Russia. Our program includes our forensic textbook (Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations), additional teaching resources and teacher education opportunities through workshops, conference presentations, seminars and Webinars. These provide educators with hands-on experiences that inspire and educate students in the principles of scientific inquiry, analysis and creative thinking.

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Science
Biology
Forensic Science
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Lesson
Reading
Textbook
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01/17/2019
Blood Spatter
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Blood behaves not unlike those spilled water droplets, and the speed at which the droplets travel when they strike a surface, known to analysts as a target, affects their shape. This speed, combined with angle and surface characteristics, also determines how far blood droplets skip or bounce after meeting a barrier.

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Science
Biology
Forensic Science
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Primary Source
Reading
Author:
How Stuff Works
SHANNA FREEMAN & NICHOLAS GERBIS
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01/16/2019
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
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Because blood behaves according to certain scientific principles, trained bloodstain pattern analysts can examine the blood evidence left behind and draw conclusions as to how the blood may have been shed. From what may appear to be a random distribution of bloodstains at a crime scene, analysts can categorize the stains by gathering information from spatter patterns, transfers, voids and other marks that assist investigators in recreating the sequence of events that occurred after bloodshed. This form of physical evidence requires the analyst to recognize and interpret patterns to determine how those patterns were created.

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Forensic Science
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Forensic Sciences Simplified
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01/16/2019
CSI: The Experience- Web Adventures
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Website includes:
- Games on CSI
- Bloodstain Analysis
- Careers in Forensics
- Digital Forensics
- DNA
- Forensic Biology
- Drugs and Crime
- Fingerprints
- Fire Investigation
- Firearms and Tool Mark Examinations
- Forensic Anthropology
- Forensic Art
- Forensic Pathology
- General Forensics
- Prescription Drug Abuse
- Toxicology
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Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Game
Reading
Date Added:
02/04/2019
CSI: Types of Evidence
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There are basically two types of evidence: material and physical. Material evidence is generally considered anything that can be manufactured: paint, fibers, or glass, etc. These bits of evidence can be visible or invisible. In many cases, evidence must be examined with the use of microscopes or other scientific instruments to detect and collect valuable data or information. Material evidence is also commonly known as trace evidence.

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Science
Biology
Forensic Science
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Homework/Assignment
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01/17/2019
CSI in Your Classroom: Learning Ballistics and Physics from FBI Secret Agents
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Aspiring secret agents will soon be able to get a head start on their training.
London-based startup Forensic Outreach has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $150,000 for “CASE Academy: The School for CSIs and Special Agents.” With successful fundraising, the site will offer forensic-focused courses for students in grades 6-12, covering material from crime scene investigation to ballistics and criminal psychology, with lectures developed and presented by forensic pathology experts and former FBI agents. The site is slated for release in February 2016.
“We all have a morbid fascination with crime scenes,” Kimberlee Sue Moran, founder of Forensic Outreach, told EdSurge. “It ties into basic human nature: We like puzzles, we like to figure things out. This is an imaginative way to teach the basic fundamentals of science.”
“We can teach physics by looking at the trajectory of a bullet, or anatomy and human physiology through forensic pathology.”
CASE Academy plans to offer resources beyond online lectures. According to Shivani Lamba, the program’s director, the site will also offer lesson plans, classroom activities, quizzes, online certificates and virtual simulations of an autopsy room or trace laboratory.
“Security science and forensics are glamorized in popular media, and can serve as an excellent conduit to inspire students to pursue STEM careers,” explained Lamba. As she sees it, CASE Academy can make science units exciting by relating them to pop culture, like CSI or Serial. (Forensic Outreach served as a consultant on the eleventh episode of the podcast phenomenon this fall.) She explains, “We can teach physics by looking at the trajectory of a bullet, or anatomy and human physiology through forensic pathology.”

The lessons aren’t make-believe or roleplay; Forensic Science has enlisted educators with unusual backgrounds. Dr. William Tobin, former FBI special agent and Chief FBI Forensic Metallurgist, will contribute to several units involving metallurgy. Tobin served as an FBI agent under J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI, in the 1970s, after serving as a combat platoon commander in the US Marine Corps and working as a nuclear research metallurgist.
As Tobin sees it, educating young people about forensics isn’t just a way to get them interested in science--it’s also essential for developing informed citizens.
“Educating younger adults reduces the difficulty of turning around a battleship in a bathtub,” Tobin told EdSurge. “Forensic practices have been imbued with false beliefs and fallacies for over a hundred years--the longer false beliefs and fallacies are held, the more difficult it is to correct them.” Tobin hopes that CASE Academy will help correct the general public's misconceptions about forensic science, like theories of how to identify arson from a fire, often learned from TV shows and popular culture. As he envisions it, engaging modules about forensic science could lead to educated students who become “a more informed judiciary and juries,” reducing “risks of forensic error, poor judicial rulings and wrongful convictions.”
Thomas Mauriello, former special agent and Chief of Polygraph at the US Department of Defense, agrees. Mauriello, who teaches a Crime Laboratory course at the University of Maryland and posts a show about forensics online, will contribute to CASE Academy’s modules about polygraphs and crime scene investigation. He sees the site as having the potential to take advantage of the fascination sparked by shows like CSI and Law & Order, while also educating the viewer.

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Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
02/04/2019
Career Profile and Job Information
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The term "criminal profiler" likely conjures images of popular characters such as Hannibal Lecter of The Silence of the Lambs or Dr. Samantha Waters from The Profiler. While television and movies have raised awareness of criminal profiling as a profession, as with most careers, it's important to separate fact from fiction to get a better picture of what a job as a criminal profiler is about really.

The idea of a brilliant but deranged psychiatrist and murderer who spends his time in prison assisting rookie FBI agents on major cases is intriguing, but reality TV it's not. Nonetheless, a career as a criminal profiler can be a tremendously fascinating and intellectually stimulating pursuit.

The title "criminal profiler" is used to describe investigators who specialize in inductive and deductive reasoning to build a profile of particular criminal based on characteristics of the crime committed. Most profilers are law enforcement investigators with several years of experience investigating violent crimes and who have training and degrees in ​forensic science and psychology.​​

Also included is information on:
-Roles of a Criminal Profilers
-Requirements to Become a Criminal Profiler
-Criminal Profilers Salary
-Is a Career As a Criminal Profiler Right for You?

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Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Timothy Roufa
Date Added:
01/22/2019
The Centre of Forensic Sciences
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Ontario’s Centre of Forensic Sciences is one of the most extensive forensic science facilities in North America. The roots of the Centre are in the creation of the Attorney General’s Laboratory in 1951, renamed The Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) in the Province of Ontario in 1966.
In 1986, as part of the Northern Initiative Program, the Ontario Government approved the establishment of the first regional forensic science laboratory. The new laboratory, the Northern Regional Forensic Laboratory (NRFL), located in Sault Ste. Marie, became operational in July 1992.
The two laboratories conduct scientific investigations in cases involving injury or death in unusual circumstances and in crimes against persons or property. Highly specialized forensic examination and analysis are conducted in the following areas:
Biology
Chemistry
Documents
Firearms and toolmarks
Toxicology
Independent scientific laboratory services support the administration of justice and public safety programs across the province. Law enforcement officers, crown attorneys, defense counsel, coroners, pathologists and other official investigative agencies make use of the Centre’s services.
The CFS also offers many educational programs and materials for persons or agencies using its services. Included are lectures at police colleges, forensic pathology courses, coroner’s courses or universities. Frequent seminars are also arranged for special groups from the legal profession and the police.
Visit their website for more information.

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Career & Work Exploration
Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
02/04/2019
Create a DNA Fingerprint - Interactive
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DNA. It's what makes you unique. Unless you have an identical twin, your DNA is different from that of every other person in the world. And that's what makes DNA fingerprinting possible. Experts can use DNA fingerprints for everything from determining a biological mother or father to identifying the suspect of a crime. What, then, is a DNA fingerprint and how is it made? Here, you'll find out by solving a mystery—a crime of sorts. First, you'll create a DNA fingerprint (we'll supply the lab and all necessary materials). Then you'll compare this DNA fingerprint to those of all seven suspects to nab the perpetrator. Ready? Let's get to work!

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Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Author:
PBS
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Crime Scene Chemistry: Fingerprint Analysis
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Law enforcement has relied on fingerprint analysis to identify suspects and solve crimes for more than 100 years. Investigators use fingerprints to link a perpetrator to a crime scene. Individual fingerprint identification records have also been used in sentencing, probation, and parole decisions. Officers often rely on chemical techniques, such as those above, to visualize the evidence. However, inadequate proficiency testing of investigators has led to inaccurate interpretations of the evidence. Recent wrongful convictions and scientific studies of forensic methods have increased scrutiny of the validity and reliability of several forms of forensic evidence, including fingerprints. A recent report prepared by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) makes strong recommendations for improving the scientific basis of forensic evidence used in the courtroom. For fingerprinting, the report emphasized the potential for automating fingerprint analysis, to potentially reduce bias in interpreting match results when fingerprints at a scene are smudged or otherwise unclear.

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Science
Forensic Science
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
01/22/2019
Crime Scene Investigation
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How It’s Done
Samples That May be Collected at a Crime Scene
A wide variety of physical evidence can be collected at a scene that is deemed valuable (“probative”) for collection and investigation:

-biological evidence (e.g., blood, body fluids, hair and other tissues)
-latent print evidence (e.g., fingerprints, palm prints, foot prints)
-footwear and tire track evidence
-trace evidence (e.g., fibers, soil, vegetation, glass fragments)
-digital evidence (e.g., cell phone records, Internet logs, email messages)
-tool and tool mark evidence
-drug evidence
-firearm evidence

Also included:
-Who Examines Crime Scenes
-How a Crime Scene Investigation is Conducted
-How and Where Tests on the Evidence are Conducted

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Science
Biology
Forensic Science
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Crime Scene Investigations
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Crime Scene features fictional crime cases in a unique combination of interactive fiction and gaming.

Each week, Yoknapatawpha County detectives post evidence from the current case.

You are invited to participate in the investigation by reviewing the presented evidence and offering your theories and questions to the detectives and other web sleuths.

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Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Criminal Profiling – Criminal Psychology
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What is criminal profiling?
Criminal profiling is an important part of a criminal psychology. This part of an article will partially answer questions about what criminal profiling is, what it is used for, what is aim of it, in which cases it is mostly used, what are it’s types and what kind of approaches it has.

In short, Criminal profiling (also known as offender profiling and specific profile analysis) is to create a psychological and not only psychological portrait, determine location of the offenders by gathering their personal attributes from crime scene behavior in order to assist in detection of them.
Criminal profiling is typically used when offender’s identity is unknown and with serious criminal offences such as murder, sexual assault. Profilers also work on crime series, where is considered, that the crime is committed by the same offender.

Also included:
-The Process of Criminal Profiling
-Forensic Psychology
-Criminal Behavior
-Interviewing

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Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Date Added:
01/26/2019
DNA detective — Science Learning Hub
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In this activity, students learn about the collection and processing of DNA evidence and use DNA profiling to solve a crime. The activity is designed for use on an interactive whiteboard with the whole class, and it can also be used individually or in small groups at a computer or with a data projector and laptop.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

describe where DNA is found in the body and how DNA may be ‘left behind’ at a crime scene
describe the basic structure of DNA
explain the process of DNA profiling

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Detection Dogs – The Forensics Library
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A vital aspect of a forensic investigation may be to detect and locate specific people or substances of interest, ranging from illegal drugs to missing people to clandestine graves. Sophisticated detection equipment does exist, however this technology can often be expensive, have unsuitable portability, and may even prove useless when searching vast areas. Fortunately for investigators, there is an ideal tool available. Dogs, sometimes known as K9s or sniffer dogs by law enforcement professionals, have played an important role in legal investigations for decades, with their keen sense of smell being harnessed to aid investigations. The average human being has roughly five million sensitive cells within the nose to aid in scent detection. This appears to be a large number, until compared with the 200 million cells in the average dog’s nose. Further increasing the canine’s sense of smell is an organ in the roof of the mouth that is not present in humans. This organ essentially allows the dog to ‘taste’ a smell, thus strengthening its ability to detect odours. Canines detect odours directly from the source or residual scents; odours which persist in an area after the original source is no longer present. Obviously the air is full of a vast variety of different odours, many of which will be powerfully clear to the dog. Fortunately they are able to distinguish between different odours, even if one smell overpowers another, and trace a specific scent to its source.

Also included:
-Drug Detection
-Explosives Detection
-Arson Dogs
-Cadaver Dogs
-Search & Rescue Dogs
-Tracking Dogs
-Training
-Fieldword

Subject:
Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
01/26/2019
Fingerprint Analysis
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We touch things every day: a coffee cup, a car door, a computer keyboard. Each time we do, it is likely that we leave behind our unique signature—in our fingerprints.
No two people have exactly the same fingerprints. Even identical twins, with identical DNA, have different fingerprints. This uniqueness allows fingerprints to be used in all sorts of ways, including for background checks, biometric security, mass disaster identification, and of course, in criminal situations.

Fingerprint analysis has been used to identify suspects and solve crimes for more than 100 years, and it remains an extremely valuable tool for law enforcement. One of the most important uses for fingerprints is to help investigators link one crime scene to another involving the same person. Fingerprint identification also helps investigators to track a criminal’s record, their previous arrests and convictions, to aid in sentencing, probation, parole and pardoning decisions.

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Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Fingerprint Analysis
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Each person in the world has a set of fingerprints unique to them! Even though every print is different, they can be categorized into one of three general types:
-loops (found in 65% of the population)
-whorls (found in 35% of the population)
-arches (found in 5% of the population)

Analyzing fingerprints can be a tricky business, especially without computers to help. After categorizing a print as a loop, whorl, or arch, look for these individual features:
-core: in a loop fingerprint, this is the center of the loop. 
-delta: in loop and whorl patterns, this is an area where ridges meet from three directions. (There is usually one delta on a loop and two or more on a whorl.
-ridge end: notice where individual ridges come to an end. 
-bifurcation: notice where a ridge divides into two ridges (like a fork in a road)
-island: notice any short ridges cut off from others. 
-crossover: notice where any ridges appear to cross over each other.

Try your hand at fingerprint analysis! Two different fingerprints have been found at a crime scene. Compare them to the fingerprints of the 4 suspects on this website.

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Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
01/22/2019
Fingerprint Analysis Lesson
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In this lesson, students learn and observe the different types of fingerprints.

When humans touch objects with their hands they often leave behind evidence in the form of fingerprints—small lines, called friction ridges, on the tips of our fingers. Sweat and oil collect on these ridges and are transferred to objects, leaving behind a copy of the friction ridge pattern. Everybody’s friction ridge pattern is unique, which is why forensic scientists use them to identify individuals. Although each person’s fingerprints are distinct, they do follow four general types; loop, whorl, arch, and mixed.

Website includes an activity to examine fingerprints.

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Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
01/22/2019
Forensic Aspects of Arson  & Explosion
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-Arson and explosions often present complex and difficult circumstances to investigate due to the fact that the perpetrator has thoroughly planned the act, is not present during the act, and the destruction is so extensive.
-The criminalist’s function is rather limited to detecting and identifying relevant chemical materials collected at the scene and reconstructing and identifying ignitorsor detonating mechanisms.

Also included:
-The Chemistry of Fire
-The Fire Scene
-Collection
-The Basics
-Gas Chromatography
-Explosions
-The Explosive Market
-Collection & Analysis
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Subject:
Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
01/26/2019
Forensic Science
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Forensic Science is the application of the scientific method to solving mysteries. Forensic scientists draw on skills from a number of disciplines in order to gather evidence and draw conclusions about an event. Teachers may use the subject of forensic science to stimulate interest in the various disciplines of science among their students. The discipline is particularly useful in the classroom because it emphasizes hands-on learning and gives students the opportunity to develop their reasoning skills.
Many of the activities on this site use computers and computational science. Such methods are useful to forensic scientists because they allow scientists to view evidence with greater clarity, to simulate specific events and to save time by automating tedious processes.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Forensic science and fingerprints (Course)
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This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study, how they are used in court and some of the questions about the extent to which fingerprint identification is sound and scientific. Students will learn the principles used in classifying and matching fingerprints (often called marks).

Course learning outcomes...After studying this course, you should be able to:

demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some of the basic facts, language, concepts and principles relating to the principles and significance of fingerprint matching
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some of the links between forensic science and the legal system
draw together information from different sources and make logical deductions as a result
demonstrate an understanding of how forensic scientists operate and use scientific evidence in a legal context.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
OpenLearn
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Free Online Course: Introduction to Forensic Science from FutureLearn
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The course addresses four major evidence types: drugs of abuse, DNA, firearms and impression evidence, and discusses these through the exploration of a case-based scenario presented across a six-week modular framework.

A murder case set on the murky shores of Loch Lomond provides the backbone to the course. As the case unfolds each week, a number of evidence types, and the forensic science approaches that may be used to evaluate the evidence, are explored. All will be revealed in the final week, so make sure you are there to find out the identity of the murderer!

No special knowledge or previous experience of studying is required. Warning: Some of content presented in this course may be distressing to individuals, particularly younger learners. Notwithstanding, the material is representative of that encountered by forensic scientists and we have presented it in an objective and professional manner.

Taught by Jim Fraser

You have free access to this course for 8 weeks! Paid options are available too.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Class Central
Date Added:
01/16/2019
How a Fingerprint Is Traced to the Person Who Made It
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“We have to take your fingerprints.” This sentence is spoken in nearly every TV crime drama to a suspect sitting in the interrogation room. But what exactly is it that makes a fingerprint so valuable for detectives in real life? How do fingerprint experts, known as dactyloscopists, perform their jobs? Dieter Kauer has trained dactyloscopy experts at the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation in Wiesbaden, Germany for over 20 years. Here, he explains from his decades of experience how a dactyloscopist works, the value of his reports as court evidence, and how the Leica IMS500 interactive microscope system is used in combination with Leica stereomicroscopes to train these experts.

Website includes answers on the following:
-What type of work do you and your colleagues do at the Forensic Science Institute of the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation?
-What exactly do dactyloscopists examine?
-What’s the procedure for analyzing trace material?
-Why do you use an interactive microscope system?
-What are your most memorable cases?
-What is the appeal of your work?
-How do you think your field of work will change in future?

Subject:
Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Dieter Kauer
Janika Wiesner
Kauer Dieter
M A
Wiesner Janika
Date Added:
01/22/2019
Introduction to How Crime Scene Investigation Works
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On TV shows like "CSI," viewers get to watch as investigators find and collect evidence at the scene of a crime, making blood appear as if by magic and swabbing every mouth in the vicinity­. Many of us believe we have a pretty good grip on the process, and rumor has it criminals are getting a jump on the good guys using tips they pick up from these shows about forensics.

But does Hollywood get it right? Do crime scene investigators follow their DNA samples into the lab? Do they interview suspects and catch the bad guys, or is their job all about collecting physical evidence? In this article, we'll examine what really goes on when a CSI "processes a crime scene" and get a real-world view of crime scene investigation from a primary scene responder with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
How Stuff Works
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Investigating Forensics
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Forensic anthropology is the application of anthropology to criminal investigations. It incorporates concepts and methods from biological anthropology (the study of the physical aspects of humanity).
Identifying unknown individuals is a key part of forensic anthropology. Anthropologists assist in identifications primarily by constructing a biological profile. This includes estimating age, sex, stature, and ancestry, as well as identifying specific characteristics, like diseases or injuries. In addition to helping identify human remains, the anthropologist analyzes injuries that happened around the time of a person's death, which can help determine how a person died. To do these things, an anthropologist begins by asking a series of important questions.

Website includes more information on forensic anthropology, including photos and videos.

Subject:
Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Simon Fraser University Museum Of Archaeology Ethnology Teaching Learning Centre
Date Added:
02/04/2019
Investigating forensics Case- NOT for Children- Forenisc SCI Students Only
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CAUTION: THIS SITE CONTAINS IMAGES THAT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING.

A criminal case has just been opened. Your task is to help close it.
Have you ever wondered how forensic science works? You may have seen police and crime lab work on television but what is a real forensic science investigation like?
This site includes information and activities that recreate some of the challenges forensics experts deal with. You will learn first-hand about forensics by taking on the roles of Forensic Archaeologists, Anthropologists, Entomologists, Botanists, DNA Analysts, and Stable Isotope Analysts. Each of your tasks will be a real job that a forensic expert does and every step is important to solving the case. Think carefully, but if you get stuck there are hints to help you.
Additionally, there are expert videos on each discipline, photographs of practising forensic scientists at work in the field and in the lab, and a detailed textual library in the "Resources" section. Links to these resources occur at the end of each activity.

Subject:
Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
Simon Fraser University Museum Of Archaeology Ethnology Teaching Learning Centre
Date Added:
02/04/2019
Mock Crime Scene
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Investigate a crime scene from your desktop! Begin your investigation by reading the summary of the facts and continue by visiting Forensic Services and having evidence processed. Keep investigating to determine the identity of your suspect. Navigation buttons at the bottom of each page will allow you to move forward, backward, or start over -- OR -- use the navigation links on the right side to jump to the page of your choice.

The following pages represent the scene of a violent, but fictitious crime. The individuals depicted are actors. No criminal involvement should be inferred by their participation.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Author:
Mesa Az
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Putting an End to Wrongful Convictions
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The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Date Added:
01/17/2019
ROVER - with access to NFB & CBC
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Click NFB Education - click the black box near the top left of the screen to access all of the NFB's videos. If you are logged onto Blackborad, you have access to every single film in there and other teaching resources for FREE.

CBC Curio - click the red box that says Curio.ca near the top left of the screen. If your are logged in you will be able to see videos, collections and the news.

ROVER (Recommended Online Video Education Resources) is a video streaming service for Saskatchewan teachers and students in the PreK-12 education system. It is managed and maintained by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. ROVER is a video-on-demand service that provides teachers and students with the convenience of immediate access to streamed, educational videos that support curricula. ROVER videos are housed on a server located in a school or school division network so there are no bandwidth issues, resulting in better picture quality and continuous play of videos without pauses. The videos are intended for viewing on the streaming site and not for copying or downloading.

There are approximately 1,500 videos in ROVER’s combined English and French collections that can be accessed by teachers and students to enhance learning in the classroom. All the videos found on this site have been evaluated by educational professionals and recommended to support Saskatchewan’s K-12 curricula. It remains the responsibility of educators to preview and select materials that best meet the needs of their students, school, and community. Educators should choose resources in accordance with their school division’s learning resources selection policy.

ROVER is accessible from within Saskatchewan schools or school division offices without a login. Outside of school, it is possible to access ROVER using a login through a Blackboard account. Every teacher and student in Saskatchewan is registered with a Blackboard account. For more information, please contact networkservices@gov.sk.ca or call our Sector Support Desk at 1-866-933-8333.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Faith Studies
Language Education
French
Math
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Forensic Science
Physical Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
CBC
NFB
Saskatchewan Government
Date Added:
04/11/2019
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A collection of resources for students. This website includes many free lessons, activities and resources for students.
Some things included:
- FBI History
- Forensics Blogs
- CSI Web Adventures
- Fingerprints
- Blood & DNA
- Many, many more!

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
01/17/2019