Science & Nature
This class provides an introduction to the field of forensic science, the collection and analysis of various types of evidence, case studies, including an in-depth examination of the Zodiac (my specialty area), and a brief mock crime scene.
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over 10 weeks
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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This class is a full introduction to forensic science. The first session will be a discussion of what we mean by the term "forensic science" and how evidence is collected and used in legal cases. Then, the remaining sessions will focus on specific areas of forensic science or types of evidence as follows: 1. Fingerprints 2. Blood and DNA 3. Handwriting and questioned documents 4. Forensic Toxicology 5. Fire analysis 6. Glass analysis 7. Future frontiers in forensic science We will cover a...
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We do cover criminal cases (it is a forensic science course, after all), but I do not include any gory details, images of bloody crime scenes or other sensitive content. I avoid many cases which are used in college level courses because I do not feel they are right for learners of this age.
Thomas JonesForensic Science, Space Science, Environmental/Atmospheric Science, Law, & History
1053 total reviews
521 completed classes
I have been teaching for nearly 20 years, and focusing on forensic science classes and programs for kids since 2005. For the past five years, I have also been teaching a variety of online courses, including space science, climate change, writing,...