TEKS-ALIGNED COURSE

Forensic Science

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Forensic Science course 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 a variety of scientific procedures used to solve crimes.

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ico_totallessons.svg Total Lessons 32
ico_gradelevel.svg Grade Level 11-12
ico_projact.svg Projects & Activities 262
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FEATURED EXPERTS

Patrick Buzzini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Forensic Science, Sam Houston State University

Daniel Jackson, JD
Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas

Don S. Coffey, JD
Justice of Peace, Harris County

James W. Childers, Ph.D.
Professor of Forensic Science,

SAMPLE LESSON | DNA Analysis

Each lesson includes media-rich presentations, a pre-made lesson plan, assessments and engaging real-world projects and activities. To get an idea of what iCEV offers, explore the sample lesson and resources below.

COURSE LESSONS

  • Employability Skills  
  • Scientific Procedures & Safety
  • Forensic Science Safety & Regulations
  • Forensic Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Mathematics in Forensic Science
  • Tools in Forensic Science     
  • Technical Writing in Forensic Science 
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Criminal Justice Terminology
  • Criminal Law History & Development
  • Evidence Collection: Laws & Regulation
  • Evidence Collection: Procedures
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Crime Scene Sketching        
  • Trace Evidence: Glass & Paint
  • Trace Evidence: Hair & Fiber
  • Fingerprint & Impression Analysis
  • Blood Spatter            
  • Serology, Blood & Bodily Fluids 
  • Toxicology & Controlled Substances
  • DNA Analysis
  • Tool Mark Analysis   
  • Ballistics        
  • Explosives, Hazardous Materials & Arson
  • Document Analysis: Forgery & Counterfeiting
  • Document Analysis: Handwriting 
  • Document Analysis: Materials
  • Forensic Anthropology & Odontology 
  • Decomposition Analysis       
  • Death Investigations            
  • Forensic Entomology