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Intro to Forensic Science class

Intro to Forensic Science class

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  • 1. Forensic Science What are we going to cover this year? Kris Deardorff
  • 2. What is Forensic Science?
    • Is it this?
    • Some, but we will also critique these shows.
    • It is the application of science to law!
  • 3. Crime Scenes & Evidence Collection Crime scenes are about careful observations. Evidence collection is about details. All evidence must be collected in specific manners and carefully logged.
  • 4. Physical Evidence All of these are pieces of physical evidence, as well as much more.
  • 5. Physical Properties
    • Same properties as in any other class:
      • Mass, density, temperature, refractive index, color phase, etc.
    Describe the physical properties of gack- seen on the left.
  • 6. Organic Analysis
    • Analysis based on organic properties:
  • 7. Inorganic Analysis
    • Analysis based on inorganic properties:
    Sm. in car 642 + 6 8.2 + 0.4 Q14 Kennedy’s brain 621 + 4 7.9 + 0.3 Q4,5 Lg. in car 602 + 4 8.1 + 0.6 Q2 Connally’s wrist 797 + 7 9.8 + 0.5 Q9 Connally strecher 833 + 9 8.8 + 0.5 Q1 Sample Antimony ppm Silver ppm JFK bullet analysi s
  • 8. Microscopy From old to new, all can still be used today. The one on the right is a comparison microscope.
  • 9. Hair, Fibers & Paint
    • These small pieces of evidence can be keys to the crime.
    Hair Fibers close-up Paint layers
  • 10. Fingerprinting Everyone has unique fingerprints. These can be the keys to solving a crime. The trick becomes trying to find and develop them.
  • 11. Drugs
    • Drugs have become the primary job for crime labs.
  • 12. Toxicology
    • What do drugs do to your body and how are they detected?
  • 13. Serology
    • How is your blood affected by different reactions?
    Blood typing is a standard serology technique.
  • 14. DNA
    • DNA- the irrefutable proof
    • DNA typing has many different uses.
  • 15. Arson & Explosions
    • What can assist in arson?
    • How do we analyze an explosion?
  • 16. Firearms, Tool Marks & Impressions A lot of comparisons go into the anaylaysis of these.
  • 17. Document & Voice Analysis
    • These are tools used for comparison.
  • 18. Case Analysis
    • Each of you will do a case analysis of a different case.
  • 19. True Crime Readings
    • Each of you will read a true crime novel and present to the class.
  • 20. Expectations:
    • Respect
    • Learn and work
    • But still Fun