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Forensics

Forensics - Biology

Course Number(s): S406611
Length: 1 Semester (2 Credits)
Prerequisits: C or better in Biology or Biology AP; teacher recommendation
Grade: 11-12

This is an advanced comprehensive laboratory based exploration of many branches of Forensic Science such as the crime scene, prints, hairs and fibers, forensic anthropology, glass and soil, questioned document analysis, blood spatter analysis, entomology, impressions analysis, car crashes and criminal profiling. Students investigate a variety of crime scenes and develop their ability to make logical, rational inferences by employing the skills common in the discipline of biology, as well as practice analytical problem solving techniques used by local Police crime scene task forces and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.