Spring; Grades 11–12
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Chem Study or Biology 9 and Algebra 2 or equivalents
Notes: Lab kit required (sent by teacher)
Taught by: Trinity Preparatory Day School
This course is designed for those interested in learning the discipline of forensic science and crime scene investigation. Students will be introduced to some of the specialized fields of forensic science, and topics will include blood spatter and pattern analysis, death, ballistics, trace and glass evidence, toxicology, entomology, anthropology, serology, and DNA fingerprinting. Students will explore the forensic analysis of substances such as glass, soil, hair, bullets, gun powder, blood, and drugs. This class includes a mixture of laboratory experiments, demonstrations, and speakers who are experts in the field.