Name: Russell Traylor
Subject / Department: Forensic Science and Criminal InvestigationRoom Number: 4707Telephone Number: 281-641-7053Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Forensic Science is a course that uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, homicide, and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis. Students will learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science.
Criminal Investigation is a course that introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Students will understand basic functions of criminal investigations and procedures and will learn how to investigate or follow up during investigations. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to criminal investigation, crime scene processing, evidence collection, fingerprinting, and courtroom presentation. Through case studies and simulated crime scenes, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprint analysis, bodily fluids, hairs, fibers, shoe and tire impressions, bite marks, drugs, tool marks, firearms and ammunition, blood spatter, digital evidence, and other types of evidence.
Tutorials will be during A block of Mustang Hour on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Additional course information and class resources are located in SchoologyElectronic Device Classroom PolicyElectronic Device's (cell phones) will not be allowed to be visible or used in the classroom unless the class is directed to use them by the teacher. A box will be provided at the teachers desk for students to place thier cell phones in when they enter class if they need to place them away from themselves. Students will be allowed to place their cell phone in their backpack or purse if they do not want to place them in the provided box. Any student with thier cell phone visible (other than in the box) will be subject to disciplinary actions. The use of a smart watch for texting will be treated in the same manner as using a cell phone.Schedule
1st - Forensic Science2nd - Forensic Science3rd - Forensic Science4th - Conference5th - Forensic Science6th - Criminal Investigation7th - Criminal InvestigationForensic Science orientation videoCriminal INvestigation