• This learning target focuses on the following:

    1. Historical overview of how forensics developed

    2. Practicing fundamental skills used in analyzing crime scenes

    Learning Target Breakdown:

    FORE 1.0 Early investigation methods throughout history have evolved into the science known as forensics.

    FORE 1.1 Name and describe each of the main types of evidence found at a crime scene. Provide at least three examples of each.

    FORE 1.2 Diagram the linkage triangle and explain its significance. Give two example of how evidence can move in each direction between parts of the triangle.

    FORE 1.3 Use metric tools to make a series of accurate and precise measurements of a crime scene. Give one example of each type of measurement and its units.

    FORE 1.4 Understand the means forensic scientists use to identify persons of interest.

    FORE 1.5 Explain the basics of search and seizure laws as they pertain to the collection of evidence.

    FORE 1.6 Diagram each of the methods used to search a crime scene. Explain the advantages of each and where each might best be utilized.

    FORE 1.7 Name and describe each of the measurement methods used to place evidence at a crime scene and be able to use each method.

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