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Forensic Sciences/Crime Scene Investigation

Follow the evidence, solve a crime!

Learn the basics of crime scene evidence collection and investigation, crime scene photography, and diagramming. You’ll learn investigation procedures, whom to interview and what questions to ask.  You’ll sharpen your reasoning skills, observation skills, and knowledge of forensic science.  This course articulates with local community colleges.

Introduction to Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation trains students in both theory and hands-on experience and knowledge required of a forensic crime scene investigator. Students learn the basics of crime investigation, crime scene photography, and diagrams as used in a criminal investigation.  Also included is the importance of physical evidence in solving crimes, dusting and lifting fingerprints, rolling a 10-print fingerprint card, how to perform a gunshot residue test, what methods can be used to process different types of evidence, how to collect evidence, and the use of forensic light source technology in crime scene investigation work.

 

Details

  • Industry Sector: Public Services
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): 0
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Westcliff University
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Kennedy HS, Magnolia HS
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.