Forensic Science: Crime Scene Projects

As the semester is winding down, students in the Introduction to Forensics Science course are putting their learning to the test. Each student group will create a crime scene and investigate another group's crime scene. The crime scenes are complete with evidence, witnesses, and back stories for the investigating group to analyze and explore. During the final exam period, groups will present their investigation to the class, much like a press conference. Students will utilize many of the skills they have learned during the semester like DNA analysis with gel-electrophoresis, blood typing, presumptive blood tests, latent fingerprint collection and analysis, analysis of trace compounds by GCMS and FTIR, to solve their crime.