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Forensic Science

Instructor(s): Karen Mattick


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“I tend not to believe people. People lie. The evidence doesn’t lie.” — Gil Grissom, CSI

Follow the evidence! Guided by Karen, students will use forensic science techniques and problem-solving skills to process mock crime scenes.  We will practice hair analysis, blood typing, and studies of blood spatter patterns, fingerprints, footprints, and other data analysis techniques. We will consider the human brain’s powers of observation and the fallibility of memory. In addition, we will explore codes and code-breaking. In the final project, students will create their own mock crime scenes for their peers to investigate in this fun and deceptively academic June Term.