To study how science is used to provide evidence in criminal investigations and support legal processes.
In this context students will increase their general scientific knowledge and develop their laboratory skills and investigatory skills.
- Hair and Fibre analysis
- Impression evidence
- Blood as evidence
- Forensic entomology
Science inquiry skills such as questioning, predicting, planning, conducting, recording, analysing, evaluating and communicating.
Possible Assessment Tasks
Practical investigation, presentation, research tasks and assignments.
Forensic science develops skills that are directly related to the following jobs: analytical chemist, biomedical scientist, detective, document examiner, odontologist, forensic scientist, scientific laboratory technician, teaching laboratory technician, toxicologist.