Courses of Study: Credit Recovery Science
Number of Standards matching query: 29
Credit Recovery Science, Grade 9 - 12, Forensic Science Elective, 2005
1.) Describe responsibilities of various personnel involved in crime scene investigations.
Examples: police, detectives, laboratory specialists, medical examiners
Explaining how to search, sketch, and record data from a crime scene
2.) Explain ways to collect and preserve evidence from a crime scene.
Distinguishing between physical evidence and witness evidence
Comparing the three main pattern types that combine to form an individual's unique fingerprint
Explaining different methods of latent fingerprint development
Identifying origins of impressions, including footwear and tire treads
Describing ways to identify hair, fiber, and blood evidence
3.) Distinguish between class and individual characteristics of firearms.
Examples: toolmark, caliber, scatter pattern
4.) Describe presumptive and confirmatory tests.
Examples: blood type comparison, DNA testing
5.) Describe the importance of genetic information to forensics.
Using the process of gel electrophoresis to identify patterns in DNA
6.) Describe the decomposition process.
Using rigor mortis to determine corpse position
Identifying decomposition by-products to determine cause of death
Using entomological life cycles to determine time of death
7.) Identify the importance of skeletal remains in forensics.
Comparing bones and skulls based on age, sex, and race
Using forensic dentistry to establish identity
8.) Describe general categories of drugs and poisons and their effects on humans.
Explaining ways poisons are detected at autopsy
9.) Use laws of physics to explain forensic evidence.
Analyzing blood splatter patterns in relation to speed, height, and direction
Tracking trajectories of collected evidence
10.) Describe techniques used to determine the validity of documents.
Examples: fiber and handwriting analyses, ink chromatography