Grade Level:
Credits: 4
  • 2018 Graduation Program
  • Does NOT count toward Adult Graduation Program


Course Outline:

Forensic Science 11: One

Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead

This course cannot be used toward Adult Graduation Credits

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system.

This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed. Students will complete assignments, perform simulated crime scene labs, and participate in discussion forums. Each unit also has a quiz game to prepare for an online unit quiz. There is also an online midterm and final exam.

No textbook is required but students will need to have access to a computer with the most recent Flash program to be able to view the course. This course does not meet the science 11 or 12 graduation requirement.