Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined.
Forensic Sciences II covers the following concepts:
- Drug Evidence including the studies of drug samples and collecting drug evidence, and drug evidence testing
- Forensic Toxicology including the studies of types of poisons and detecting poisons
- Forgeries and Document Examination including the studies of comparing handwriting, altered documents, ink and paper
- Plant, Soil and Trace Evidence including the studies of paint, fibers and analyzing fibers
- Forensic Entomology including the studies of blowflies and human remain
- Forensic Anthropology including the studies of the bones and facial reconstruction
- Digital Evidence including the studies of device basics, latent data and slack space
- Computers and the Future of Digital Evidence including the studies of databases, facial recognition, E-fit and Suspect Images
* This course requires you to prove your ability to adhere to the expectations of HHSO prior to being enrolled into it. Therefore, coach approval is required.