Forensic Science (Period 4)

Course Description

Forensic Science is a course that uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, homicide, and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crimes scenes such as fingerprinting analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis. Students will learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science.