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How to get a forensic job

 

Forensic Facial Reconstruction

 

Written in Bone

 

Written in Bone interative

The Secret in the Cellar, is a Webcomic based on an authentic forensic case of a recently discovered 17th Century body. Using graphics, photos, and online activities, the Webcomic unravels a mystery of historical, and scientific importance. Online sleuths can analyze artifacts and examine the skeleton for the tell-tale forensic clues that bring the deceased to life and establish the cause of death.

Help for this interactive:  http://anthropology.si.edu/writteninbone/comic/activity/Print-Help_WIB.htm

 

Toxicology and Drugs

 

The Internationall Association of Identification--forensic science

 

Forensic Magazine video hyperlink

 

Arson First Responders Investigation

 

Soil Analysis

 

Glass Analysis

20 min orientation

Hair Analysis Review

 

Collection of trace evidence part 2

 

collection of trace evidence

 

Hair Analysis--FBI training

15 min

So You Want to be A Forensic Technician? Colleges

 

American Greed--Funny Money

43  minute

Tire Track Impressions

 

Tire Track Evidence

7:35min

Forensic Factor - The Murder Weapon 3/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2hUJS1bdXI     autopsy, finding out who did it, destroyed evidence---explosives   15 min

Forensic Factor - The Murder Weapon 1/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ2uO0fc-I8     weapons of opportunity, who, where, cause, manner of death, clues  15 min 

Forensic Factor - The Murder Weapon 2/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hLw_Zc5pec    bomb, sharpnel, autopsy  15 min

Future of Crime

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHTaa72gugM    15 min 

Lasating Impressions 3/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC08KNU52Rw    AFIS, fingerprints, bitemarks    15 min

Lasting Impressions 1/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlaBXKPDew   15min   ear prints, impressions overview

Lasting Impressions 2/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Z0_9aMYi8   15 min   foot print and shoe prints

Handwriting Analysis video

 

Questioned Documents video

 

Pen Ink Analysis video

 

What is DNA?

 

How to dust for fingerprints

 

drugs and toxicology

 

Forensic Science Simplified

 

Drug Identification

Drug Identification -- DEA

Forensic Videos

Go here for up-to-the-minute video clips about forensic science

Science Daily

Science Daily On-line Magazine  

Use this resource for your Outside Reading Reports
American Academy of Forensics Science

American Academy of Forensics Science  

 
 
Forensics Sciences Foundation

Forensics Sciences Foundation  

 
 
FBI information for students

FBI info for students  

 
 
FBI Handbook of Forensic Services

FBI Handbook for Forensic Services

FBI Interactive

FBI Interactive  

 
Cells Alive

Cells Alive  

all kinds of information about cells
Biology for Kids

Biology for Kids  

THE site for biology

 

Science Buddies

Science Buddies  interactive site

 
 
Life of Crime Quiz

Life of a Crime  

How much do you know about the life of crime?  Take this quiz to find out.
Credit Card Fraud

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How much do you know about Credit Card Fraud?   Go to :  http://investigation.discovery.com/investigation/quiz-central/quiz-central.html

Look to the left column and click on Quiz Index.  Then scroll down to Credit Card Fraud, click on it and then take this quiz to find out.

Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator

Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator  

 

Vocabulary

vocabulary.com  

 

online forensic matching

match the correct phrase to the word to learn more about forensic science

Identity Theft

 

Find out how much you know about identity theft
Fiber Evidence Worksheet

This website will help with your Fiber Evidence Worksheet.

Forensic Science Careers

Advice About a Career in Forensic Science  

 

 

careers

Alll About Forensic Science  

 

 

CSI Web Adventures

The CSI Web Adventure will put you in the shoes of a rookie crime scene invesitgator. You will need the help of fellow CSI agents.

Case One:  Rookie Training

Case Two: Canine Caper

Case Three:  Burning Star

Forensics Timeline

History of Forensics Timeline  

 
 
All About Forensic Science

This website was launched on the 10th January 2007 and is designed to help anybody looking for informed and detailed information on this fascinating topic. Definitions, history, topic areas, theory and practice, careers, debates, CSI, degree and study options will all be covered in detail here.

At the time of writing the website is still very much work in progress, although it will soon be showcasing the work of a number of forensic science experts who have kindly agreed to provide a clear and concise description of their forensic speciality, along with links to quality information resources and essential reading texts.

Electrophoresis Interactive

Electrophoresis Interactive  

Electrophoresis Virtual Lab

Electrophoresis Virtual Lab  

Virtual Lab Electrophoresis

Virtual Lab Electrophoresis  

 
 
DNA Profiling

DNA profiling, or DNA fingerprinting, is a technique that analyzes the unique attributes of a person's DNA. The application of DNA fingerprinting has revolutionized maternity/paternity testing, forensics, and identification of disaster victims. The term "DNA fingerprinting" was coined to allude to the traditional use of fingerprints as a means of human identification. Classic fingerprinting is subject to interpretation and usable samples can be difficult to obtain. When properly conducted, DNA-based testing not only provides exclusionary evidence, it can provide positive evidence of a person's identity without bias.

Profiling:
Learn about the original techniques used to make DNA fingerprints, and how DNA profiles are made today.

Family:
Discover how DNA fingerprinting was first used to prove kinship.

Murder:
Find out how DNA fingerprints were used to catch a killer.

Innocence:
DNA profiles can convict the guilty; see how they can also be used to free the innocent.

DNA virtual lab

DNA Interactive Virtual Lab  

 
Drugs, DNA and Dectectives

Drugs, DNA and Dectectives  

 
 
DNAi Investigations

DNAi Investigations  

Trace Evidence Interactive

Complete this interactive to enhance your forensic skills

Trace Evidence Interactive

Complete this interactive to enhance your forensic skills

Trace Evidence Interactive at Science Spot

 Use the Forensic Science page of the Kid zone at http://sciencespot.net/ to complete the Trace Evidence and Fingerprint Basics worksheets

Fingerprint Memory

Fingerprint Memory Level 1  

Fingerprint memory game-level 1

 

Finger Print Memory Level 2

   finger print memory level 2

 
 
Fingerprint Pattern Analysis

Fingerprint Pattern Analysis  

 
 
New Way to see fingerprints

New Way to see fingerprints  

 

Crime Scene Creatures (entomology)

Crime Scene Creatures (entomology)  

 

Crime Scene Clean Up

xcredit---Crime Scene Cleanup  

Learn about a new post forensic restoration profession--bio restoration/recovery crime scene cleaning, then answer the following questions.  Note:  the video will be interrupted with 54sec commericals

Print the questions and write your answers then turn it in for 150 points extra credit

Name: _________________________________  HR:____  Date:_____

1) List an obstacle?

2) How does he promote his business?

3) How many competitors does Ron have in New York?  What percentage does he and his competitors clean up?  Why so few?

4) Why do people get into this business?  Name at least three

--commerical break--

5)  What is luminal used for?

--commerical break--

6) How long does it take Ron to restore the home to it's pre-crime state

7) Why does Ron use a respirator? Give two answers.

8) Why does Ron apply a topical barrier?

9) What does an encapsulant do?

10)  Why can Ron place his clean up curbside?

--commerical break--

11)  How long does it take for race and gender be undeterminable in a decomposing body?

12) As a body decays, methane gas begins to collect then what can the body do?

--commerical break--

13) What can blood do to you if touched?

14) What are Tyvek suits?

--commerical break--

15)  How would you feel if you were this family living under a place where a person died and wasn't cleaned up?

--commerical break--

you may continue watching if you wish.

Crime Scene Cleanup--Bio Recovery

   Cleaning up a crime can be a dangerous job, but somebody has to do it. See how much you know about crime scene cleanup.

 

Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife.

Crime Museum Forensics Blog

Forensic Blog  

 
 
The Killer's Trail--PBS

 Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "The Killer's Trail," in which a team of experts investigates the forensic evidence in the 1954 murder of Marylin Sheppard, one of the most famous unsolved crimes in the U.S. The program was originally broadcast on October 19, 1999. Here's what you'll find online:

Chronology of a Murder
A riveting, step-by-step account of the key events in the Sheppard murder case, assembled by Sheppard's son and attorney-journalist Cynthia Cooper.

Science in the Courtroom
A prominent Superior Court Judge explains why all judges should take a laboratory class on the fundamentals of DNA research.

Create a DNA Fingerprint (Hot Science)
Assemble a DNA fingerprint online and use it to identify the culprit in a hypothetical crime. (Shockwave required)

3-D Mug Shot (QTVR)
Get a glimpse at one of the latest crime-fighting tools—a laser-imaging technique that creates three-dimensional mug shots and uses ears to identify individuals.

Cleared By DNA
If DNA findings end up exonerating him of his wife's murder, Sam Sheppard would not be alone. Indeed, the sheer number of convicts who have gained their freedom following analysis of DNA collected at crime scenes may surprise you.

 

Think Quest Forensic Science

Think Quest Forensic Science  

 
 
Crime Library

Crime Library  

 
 
Zeno's Forensics

Zeno's Forensics  

 
 
Perp Walk Interactive

Perp Walk Interactive  

 
 
Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation

  Go online with this fun interactive, join the academy to become an agent

On the Run Interactive Forensics

  Solve four cases in order to be promoted from trainee to director of the department of forensic investigation.

 

Amazing Crime Forensics Cases

Amazing Crime Forensics Cases  

Here are examples of five modern-day cases in which forensic scientists managed to convict multiple murderers, despite a lack of eyewitnesses who could identify the culprits.
 
Autopsies

Think you know a lot about autopsies? Test your knowledge to see how much you know.

 

Postmortem Changes

Postmortem Changes  

 

Life of a Crime

Test your Forensics IQ

You will take a test every two weeks to see how well you can do.  Print out your final page and turn into the homework tray by due date.

Value:  50 points

Biometrics

 

How familiar are you about biometrics.  Take this quiz to find out.

 

Ballistics Quiz

Ballistics Quiz  

 
 
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DNA Forensics Quiz  

 
 
Forensic Bugs

  Test your knowledge of forensic entomology – the use of insect evidence to solve crime.

 

Entomology Interative

 

using insects to determine the time of death

enthomology dictionary

enthomology dictionary  

 

Forensic entomology

Forensic entomology  

 

forensic science entomology

forensic science entomology  

 

Virtual Lab--entomology

Virtual Lab--entomology  

on www.classzone.com  virtual lab

http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/bio_07/resources/htmls/virtual_labs/virtualLabs.html

Complete and print out lab report page (questions)

Forensic Denistry

  

Check out how much you know about Forensic Denistry
Life of a Crime

Check out our crime-lines to see how the accused planned and acted out their crimes. Follow the evolution of their devilish deeds.

 

Handwriting Analysis Quiz

Handwriting Analysis Quiz  

 
 
Finger Printing Interactive

Fingerprints are a unique, built-in identity card for humans. Test your knowledge of fingerprints and how fingerprinting works.

 

Virtual Crime Exhibit

  http://www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/expositions-exhibitions/detective-investigator/en/index.html

 

Welcome to the fascinating world of forensic science. This site has been developed for anyone with an interest in the different scientific methods used to solve crimes. You will be able to obtain general information and an introduction to the main aspects of forensic science from a database on the subject. You can also explore a Historical Cabinet containing actual evidence gathered from crime scenes throughout this century. Or, test your deductive skills and your forensic knowledge playing our fun interactive game where you must help Detective Wilson and Detective Marlow solve a gruesome murder!

There was also a computer lab worksheet for this website, see attachment

The Heart interactive

The Heart interactive  

 

 

Blood typing interative

You have to click on which patient to do first, second, third.  Then you need to click and drag the needle to take blood sample, click sample into each of the three test tubes.  Then click and draw the correct bag of blood to the stand to your left.  You can bring the patient "back to life" by trying another bag of blood until you get the correct one.

Blood Typing

Blood Typing Interactive  

 

The Heart

The Heart information and videos re surgery  

 
 
Murder at the Toy Store

Welcome to "Murder at the Toy Store" an interactive forensics mystery. You will be able to read about the events that unfolded at the Toy Store as well as look through evidence and suspects. There will be several activities for you to complete to help aid you in nabbing the right criminal. Please make sure you try your hardest on these activities, they will help you catch this slippery criminal.

You should start off by reading the background information to discover what occured to the best of our knowledge. Once you have read the different accounts of what happened, and you think you have an idea of what might have gone on, read through the evidence.  After you have read through the evidence, you complete the activities that relate to the various pieces of evidence so you can better understand the evidence; the activities will help you identify who committed the crime. After you have completed all of the activities you view the list of suspects, as well as all the information we could find on them. Between the information found at the crime scene, and the activities, you should be able to discover who is guilty. DO NOT CLICK ON whodunnit? until AFTER you have completed all of the activiteis.  Once you have submitted your guess as to who committed the crime to Ms. Scribner, then click on Whodunnit? to find out who the guilty person is and why.

Whodunnit?

Who took a bite out of the candy? Sticky fingers have been found on the broken aquarium glass. Wet footprints lead to the open window. What is that powdery substance next to the broken piggy bank? Answering these questions is what forensic science is all about.

Forensic science is the study of objects that relate to a crime. The objects are evidence and analyzing the evidence is what forensic scientists do. They observe, classify, compare, use numbers, measure, predict, interpret data, and draw inferences. Scientists they are and crimes they solve.

Learn how to be a crime solver by exploring the world of the forensic scientist. Before studying a crime scene we must practice the skills needed in analyzing evidence. After you have completed the skill building assignments, try solving the crime.

Whodunnit?

Who took a bite out of the candy? Sticky fingers have been found on the broken aquarium glass. Wet footprints lead to the open window. What is that powdery substance next to the broken piggy bank? Answering these questions is what forensic science is all about.

Forensic science is the study of objects that relate to a crime. The objects are evidence and analyzing the evidence is what forensic scientists do. They observe, classify, compare, use numbers, measure, predict, interpret data, and draw inferences. Scientists they are and crimes they solve.

Learn how to be a crime solver by exploring the world of the forensic scientist. Before studying a crime scene we must practice the skills needed in analyzing evidence. After you have completed the skill building assignments, try solving the crime.

Shoe Print Analysis

Shoe Print Analysis Info  

 
 
Mystery of the Stolen Artifacts

  Federal and state laws protect archaeological remains on public lands. These laws are important for preserving our national and state heritage. Unfortunately, there are people who discover these sites, excavate the artifacts, and sell them for personal gain. These people are called "pot hunters."

This script is a fictional trial of a Mr. Pete Anderson who was accused of illegally taking archeological artifacts from public land. During a "sting" operation that had been organized to catch and prosecute "pot hunters" he tried to sell ancient pottery to a state investigator. One piece of evidence used in the trial is genetic information from modern plant remains that were found inside one of the pots. This activity includes a transcript of the trial and the evidence.

Life of a Crime

Life of a Crime  

 
 
Bite Marks

60 mintues report on bite marks  

 
Bite Marks You Tube

Bite Marks you tube broadcast  

 
 
Forensic Dentistry

Forensic Dentistry  

 
Police Sketch Artist

Police Sketch Artist  

 

 

Eyewitness Mididentification

 watch the video then click on the other tabs to learn more

Facial Recognition Systems

Facial Recognition Systems  

 

Forensic Facial Imagining

Forensic Facial Imagining  

 

Sketch Artist

Police Sketch Artist interactive  

 

high school forensics

eHow high school forensics  

 

 

Ballistics and DNA tags

Ballistics and DNA tags  

 

Taking the Byte out of digital forensics

Taking the Byte out of digital forensics  

Crime Scene Creatures

Crime Scene Creatures  

 

Staples High School Forensics page

Staples High School Forensics page  

 

North Clark High School Forensics page

North Clark High School Forensics page  

 

 

Pocatello High School Forensic Science website

Pocatello High School Forensic Science website  

 

Step Under the Tape

Step Under the Tape high school website 

 

Christman Forensics

Christman Forensics  

 

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension  

 

 

Forensic Science Simplified

Forensic Science Simplified  

 

Soil Profile ppt

Soil Horizons online power point  

 

The Dirt on Soil

The Dirt on Soil  

 

Soil Lab

Soil Lab  

 

Cyber Forensics 360

Cyber Forensics 360  

 

 

CSI simulation

CSI simulation  

 

CSI simulation

CSI simulation  

 

Chromography

Chromography  

 

Poison Lab

Poison Lab  

Microbiology in forensics

Microbiology in forensics  

 

 

National Forensic Science Technical Center

National Forensic Science Technical Center  

 

General Guide for Crime Scene Investigation

General Guide for Crime Scene Investigation