General Electives Course for Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Introduction to Forensics is a semester-long high school course that overviews modern-day forensic science careers at work using science concepts to collect and analyze evidence and link evidence to the crime and suspects in order to present admissible evidence in courts of law.
Projects in this course include simulated crime-scene investigation, actual DNA separation, development of a cybersecurity plan, and the identification of specific forensic skills used during the course of a very large murder case. The focus of this course is to assist students in making career choices. The overview of careers includes job descriptions and availability, educational and training requirements, licensing and certification, and typical annual salaries. Students who take this class will become equipped to make more informed career choices regarding the forensic, computer science, and medical science fields. At the same time, students will survey the history and scope of present-day forensic science work.
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Overview of Concepts
- History of Forensic Science and DNA Analysis
- CSI and Forensic Medical and Dental Professionals
- Forensic Biologist, Forensic Chemist, and Physical Anthropologist
- Forensic Toxicologist, Computer Forensics, and Forensic Engineering
- Additional Careers in Forensics