Criminology Forensic Science
Period C

(Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Wednesday
1
9/5
First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!
Friday
2
9/7 The Seven S's Submit Safety Contract & Signed Letter
Monday
3
9/10
Group A:  The Value of Physical Evidence
Group B:  Evidence Overview
Review Notes
Wednesday
4
9/12 Group A: Hair and Fiber Analysis
Group B:  Evidence and the First 48
Read Honest Lies/Answer Questions
 Honest Lies ArticleHonest Lies Worksheet
Friday
5
9/14 Group A:  Evidence Overview
Group B:  The Value of Physical Evidence
Deadline to Submit Honors Contract
Group A: Hair and Fiber Lab Report
Group B: Review Notes 
Monday

6

9/17
Group A:  Evidence and the First 48
Group B:  Hair and Fiber Analysis
Group A: Review Notes
Group B: Review Notes
Wednesday
7
9/19
The Case of Louise & Lyle Mondelo:
Case Intro. & Collecting Initial Evidence
Group A: Review Notes
Group B: Hair and Fiber Lab Report
Friday
8
9/21
Group A:  The Value of Evidence
Group B: Mondelo Case Lab

Questions about the Mondelo Case

Monday
9
9/24
Group A: Mondelo Case Lab
Group B:  The Value of Evidence
Review Notes
Wednesday
10
9/26


FBI & CSI
The Case of Louise & Lyle Mondelo:
Investigation Wrap-up

Study Case Notes -- Know the Case!
Friday
11
9/28
Evidence and Criminal Justice
Starved Rocks
Read Starved Rocks Murder
 Starved Rocks Murder
Monday 12
10/1
  Review Notes
Wednesday
13
10/3
A Crime Scene in the Pod Organize Notes for Test
Friday
14
10/5
Unit I Test Study for Unit Test
Monday
X
10/8
Columbus Day -- No School
Wednesday
15 10/10

FBI Overview and PSATs

No Homework during Columbus Day Break
Friday
16
10/12
Group A: Intro. to Fingerprints
Group B:  Search & Seizure
Finish FBI overview notes, if necessary
Monday 17
10/15
Group A: Fingerprinting Basic
Group B:  4th Amendment Cases
Review Notes
Wednesday
18
10/17


FBI Training & Recruitment

Group A:  Finish Worksheet
Group B:  4th Amendment QuestionsFourth Amendment Questions
Friday
19
10/19 Group A: Search & Seizure
Group B:  Intro. to Fingerprints
Initial Posting for Online Discussion due by 11:59 p.m.
Monday
20
10/22
Group A: 4th Amendment Cases
Group B:  Fingerprinting Basics
Review Notes
Wednesday
21
10/24
Case Studies with Search and Seizure Terminology Group A: 4th Amendment QuestionsFourth Amendment Questions
Group B:  Finish Worksheet
Friday
22
10/26
The Fourth Amendment: 
Your Questions
No-Knock Warrants in Massachusetts No Knock Warrants in MA
Response Posting for Online Discussion due by 11:59 p.m.
Honors:  Poisoner's Handbook Due
Monday
23
10/29 Carpenter v. U.S.
Introduction to Search Warrants
Review Notes
Wednesday
24 10/31 Writing Search Warrants
FBI Overview & Quiz
Prepare for FBI Overview Instruction
Friday
26
11/2
Suspicious Fluids Case Honors:  Deadline to Submit Poisoner's Handbook
Monday
27
11/5
History of Fingerprinting Review Notes
Wednesday
27
11/7
Unit II Quest Study for Unit II Quest
Friday
28
11/9 Begin Unit III [5th Amendment and Forensic Serology] Read and Take Notes from Article Using Bloodstains at Crime Scences
Monday X
11/12

Veterans' Day -- No School

Wednesday
29
11/14

 
Fingerprinting and ERT

  No Homework During Break
Friday
30 11/16 Group A: Blood Typing
Group B: Miranda in your Own Words
 
Review Notes
Monday
31
11/19
Group A: Miranda in your Own Words
Group B: Blood Typing
Group A:  Blood Typing Sheet
Groou B: Review Notes
Wednesday
32
11/21
Miranda Process Flowchart Group A: Review Notes
Group B: Blood Typing Sheet
Friday
X
11/23

Thanksgiving Break -- No School

Monday
33
11/26

Beyond Miranda
Part One: Blood Spatter Patterns

No Homework during Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday
34
11/28

 
Crisis Negotiation

Complete Beyond Miranda Questions
Friday
35
11/30 Part Two: Blood Spatter Patterns
Preparing for a Crime Scene
 
Crime Scene Role Assignment Sheet
Monday
36
12/3
Blood Spatter Crime Scene Prepare for Processing Crime Scene/Review Notes
Wednesday
37
12/5 Blood and Miranda Rights Quiz Study for Quiz
Friday
38
12/7
Introduction to Terrorism Review Notes
Monday 39 12/10 Major Terrorist Case Project Work Review Notes
Wednesday
40
12/12
Major Terrorist Case Project Work Work on Project
Friday
41 12/14 Major Terrorist Case Project Presentations Work on Project
Monday 42
12/17

 
Terrorism Case

Complete Project Evaluation
Wednesday
43
12/19

 
Terrorism Case

Review Notes
Friday
44 12/21 Case Wrap-up Feedback from Terrorism Case
Winter Break [December 24 - January 1]
Wednesday 45 1/2 102 Minutes that Changed America No Homework during Winter Break

Friday

46
1/4 102 Minutes that Changed America 102 Minutes Discussion Questions
Monday
47 1/7 Group A: DNA 101
Group B:  Criminal Justice and DNA
102 Minutes Discussion Questions
Wednesday
48 1/9 Group A: Criminal Justice and DNA
Group B: DNA 101
Group A: DNA 101 Questions
Group B: Criminal Justice and DNA Packet
 
Friday
49
1/11 Explaining DNA to a Jury Honors:  Unit Assignment Due
Group A: Criminal Justice and DNA Packet
 
Group B: DNA 101 Questions
 
Monday 50 1/14 Using DNA in the Courtroom Honors:  Join Google Classroom
Review Notes
Wednesday
51 1/16 DNA and its Applications Study for Midterm Exam
Friday
52 1/18 Midterm Review Session Study for Midterm Exam
Monday
X 1/21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- No School

Midterm Assessment -- TBD
Monday 53 1/28 DNA & Exonerations Project Honors:  Research Proposal Deadline
Wednesday
54 1/30

Delayed Opening -  Short Class

Work on Project 
Friday
55 2/1 DNA & Exonerations Project Work on Project
Monday 56 2/4 DNA & Exonerations Project Work on Project
Wednesday
57 2/6


Polygraph

Finalize Project -- Due at Start of Class
Friday
58 2/8 Group A -- DNA Exonerations
Group B -- Electrophoresis Set-up
Complete Feedback Form
Click Here for Survey Link
Monday 59 2/11 Group A -- Electrophoresis Set-up
Group B -- DNA Exonerations
 
Group A -- Expert Witness Worksheet
Group B -- Review Notes
Wednesday
60 2/13 Electrophoresis Analysis Group A -- Review Notes
Group B -- Expert Witness Worksheet
 
Friday
61 2/15 Expert Witnesses Honors:  Required Consultation Deadline
February Break
Monday 62 2/25 Begin Arson Unit  No Homework during Break
Wednesday
63 2/27


Arson Investigation

Complete Fire Science Worksheet
Friday
64 3/1

Field Trip

Honors:  STEAM Showcase Commitment
Monday 65 3/4 Snow Day Review Notes
Wednesday
66 3/6

   
Explosives Investigation

Review Snow Day Notes
Friday
67 3/8 Death by Fire Video
Project Introduction
Complete Detective Worksheets Wildfire Prevention Detective
Monday 68 3/11 Death by Fire Project Work in Classroom Work on Project
Wednesday
69 3/13 Death by Fire Project Work in Classroom Work on Project
Friday
70 3/15 Death by Fire Project Work in Classroom Work on Project
Senior Honors:  Research Outline Deadline
Monday 71 3/18

 
Gangs

Death by Fire Poster due at Start of Class
Wednesday
72 3/20


Gangs

Prepare for Team Consultation
Friday
73 3/22


Gangs

Work on Documents & Prepare for Presentation
Monday 74 3/25 Prepare Study Documents for Test Begin Studying for Unit Test
Wednesday
75 3/27 Death by Fire Wrap-up
Review for Test
Senior Honors: Final Research Project Deadline
Friday
76 3/29 Units Test Study for Test
Monday 77 4/1   Review Notes
Wednesday
78 4/3

   
Boston Marathon Bombing

Junior Honors:  Research Outline Deadline
Friday
79 4/5 Introduction to Ballistics Quarter Three Ends
Monday 80 4/8 Gran Torino Part 1  
Wednesday
81 4/10 Gran Torino Part 2 Gran Torino Day #1 Discussion Questions Gran Torino Day #1
Friday
82 4/12 Handwriting Analysis Gran Torino Day #2 Discussion Questions Gran Torino Day #2
April Break
Monday 83 4/22 Group A -- Internal & Terminal Ballistics
Group B -- Use of Force Models
No Homework during April Break
Wednesday
84 4/24 Group A -- Trajectory/JFK Case
Group B -- Applying the Use of Force
Group A -- Firing Pin Worksheet
Group B -- Deadly Force Scenarios
Friday
85 4/26 Group A -- Use of Force Models
Group B -- Internal & Terminal Ballistics
Group A -- JFK Graph & Questions
Group B -- Review Notes
Monday 86 4/29 Group A -- Applying the Use of Force
Group B -- Trajectory/JFK Case
Group A -- Deadly Force Scenarios
Group B -- Firing Pin Worksheet
Wednesday
87 5/1

 
Law Enforcement Use of Force

Group B -- Review Notes
Group A -- JFK Graph & Questions
 
Friday
88 5/3    
Monday 89 5/6    
Wednesday
90 5/8    
Friday
91 5/10   Junior Honors: Final Research Project Deadline
Monday 92 5/13    
Wednesday
93 5/15    
Friday
94 5/17

 

 
Monday 95 5/20    
Wednesday
96 5/22    
Friday
97 5/24    
Monday X 5/27

Memorial Day -- No School

Wednesday
98 5/29    
Friday
99 5/31    
Monday 100 6/3    
Wednesday
101 6/5    
Friday
102 6/7    
Monday 103 6/10    
Wednesday
104 6/12    

Final Assessment