Criminology Forensic Science
Block E

(Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Wednesday
1
8/28
First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!
Tuesday
2
9/3 The Seven S's Submit Safety Contract & Signed Letter
Wednesday
3
9/4
Group A:  Types of Evidence
Group B:  Evidence Overview
Read Honest Lies/Answer Questions
 Honest Lies ArticleHonest Lies Worksheet
 
Friday
4
9/6 Group A:  Hair and Fiber Analysis
Group B:  Evidence and the First 48
Read Honest Lies/Answer Questions
 Honest Lies ArticleHonest Lies Worksheet
Tuesday
5
9/10 Group A:  Evidence Overview
Group B:  Types of Evidence
Deadline to Submit Honors Contract
Group A: Hair and Fiber Lab Report
Group B: Review Notes 
Wednesday

6

9/11
Group A:  Evidence and the First 48
Group B:  Hair and Fiber Analysis
Group A: Review Notes
Group B: Review Notes
Friday
7
9/13
Stations & FBI 101 Group A: Review Notes
Group B: Hair and Fiber Lab Report
Tuesday
8
9/17
Group A:  Probative Value / Daubert
Group B:  Locard Principle Lab
Review Notes
Wednesday
9
9/18
Group A:  Locard Principle Lab
Group B:  Probative Value / Daubert
Group A:  Starved Rocks
Group B:  Finish Lab Report
Friday
10
9/20
Probative Value & Starved Rocks Group A:  Finish Lab Report
Group B:  Starved Rocks
Tuesday 11
9/24
Wrap-up Probative Value and Review for Test Study for Test
Review Notes
Wednesday
12
9/25
Unit I Test Study for Test
Friday 13
9/27
Crime Scene in the Pod Review Notes
Tuesday
14
10/1
Begin Unit II
Search & Seizure / Fingerprinting
Group A:  Intro. to Fingerprints
Group B:  Search and Seizure
Review Notes
Wednesday
15
10/2
Group A:  Search and Seizure
Group B:  Intro. to Fingerprints
Group A:  Finish Fingerprinting Worksheet
Group B:  Read/annotate Handout

Fourth Amendment Handout

Friday
16
10/4


Fingerprinting and ERT

Group A:  Read/annotate Handout

Fourth Amendment Handout
Group B:  Finish Fingerprinting Worksheet 

Tuesday
17
10/8
4th Amendment Cases Review Notes
Wednesday
18 10/9 Fingerprinting Basics Initial Posting for Online Discussion due by 11:59 p.m.
Friday
19
10/11
Case Studies with Search and Seizure No-Knock Warrant Policy/Procedures

No Knock Policy & Procedures 

Tuesday X
10/15

Professional Development Day -- No School

Wednesday
20
10/16
Applying the Fourth Amendment Review Notes
Friday
21 10/18 You're the Judge

Writing Search Warrants

Fingerprint Matching Worksheet
Response Posting for Online Discussion due by 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday
22
10/22
Writing Search Warrants & Fingerprints Review Notes
Wednesday
23
10/23
The Fourth Amendment: 
Your Questions
IAFIS
Complete Worksheet about IAFIS and Fingerprinting
Friday
24
10/25
Suspicious Fluids Case Honors:  Poisoner's Handbook Deadline
Tuesday
25
10/29 Case Debrief
Final Fourth Amendment Issues
Study for Unit Quest
Wednesday
26
10/30 Unit II Quest Study for Unit Quest
Friday
27
11/1
Begin Unit III [Forensic Serology and the 5th Amendment]
A Bloody Crime Scene?
Review Notes
Tuesday
28
11/5
Miranda...in your own words Review Notes
Wednesday
29
11/6
Blood Typing Read Article and Take Notes on Separate Sheet to SubmitBlood Analysis 
Friday
30
11/8


Polygraph

Complete Blood Typing Sheet
Tuesday 31
11/12
Group A:  Beyond Miranda
Group B:  Blood Spatter Patterns
Review Notes
Wednesday
32
11/13
Group A:  Blood Spatter Patterns
Group B:  Beyond Miranda
 
Group A:  Yarborough v. Alvarado Yarborough v. Alvarado
Friday
33 11/15


Training and Recruiting

Group B:  Yarborough v. AlvaradoYarborough v. Alvarado
Tuesday
34
11/19
Wrap-up Miranda
Preparing for a Crime Scene
 
Study for Unit Quiz
Wednesday
35
11/20
Finish Beyond Miranda
Finalize Blood Spatter Crime Scene
Prepare for Blood Spatter Crime Scene
Friday
36
11/22 Blood Spatter Crime Scene Study for Unit Quiz
Tuesday
37
11/26

Unit Quiz

Review Notes
Wednesday
38
11/27
No Class (Pre-Thanksgiving Day Schedule)

Thanksgiving Break -- No School

Tuesday
39
12/3
DNA 101 No Homework during Break
Wednesday
40
12/4 Explaining DNA to a Jury Honors: Handwriting Analysis
Friday
41
12/6
Introduction to Terrorism Review Notes
Tuesday 42 12/10


Terrorism Case

Review Notes
Wednesday
43
12/11


Terrorism Case

Begin Motivations for Terrorism Motivations of Terrorism
Friday
44 12/13


Crisis Negotiation

Finish Motivations for Terrorism Motivations of Terrorism
Tuesday 45
12/17
Terrorism 101 Wrap-up
Terrorism Case Project Intro.
Review Notes
Wednesday
46
12/18
Terrorism Case Project Work Work on Project
Honors: Ink Analysis
Friday
47 12/20 Terrorism Case Project Work Work on Project
Project due at end of class on Friday, 12/20
Winter Break [December 24 - January 1]
Tuesday 48
1/7
1/2 Class -- Prepare for Presentations
1/2 Class -- Case Presentations
No Homework during Winter Break
Wednesday
49
1/8 Finish Presentations, as necessary
DNA Introduction Wrap-up
Complete Terrorism Case Summaries Sheet
Friday
50 1/10 DNA and the Jury DNA Worksheet
Honors: Counterfeit Money Research
Tuesday 51 1/14 DNA Electrophoresis Review Notes
Wednesday
52 1/15 Electrophoresis Analysis
DNA and the Jury Address
Prepare for DNA and the Jury Address
Friday
53 1/17 Review for Midterm Exam Study for Midterm Exam
Midterm Assessment -- TBD
Tuesday 54 1/28 Gang Unit -- Introduction to Gangs No Homework due after Midterm/Finals Week
Wednesday
55 1/29 Gang Unit -- Consultations and Work in Classroom Complete Consultation Questions
Friday
56 1/31 Gang Unit -- Project Presentations Finish Notes & Prepare for Presentations
Tuesday 57 2/4 Gran Torino -- Part One Complete Gang Handout -- Final Draft Due
Wednesday
58 2/5 Gran Torino -- Part Two Day #1 Movie Discussion Questions Gran Torino Day #1
Friday
59 2/7 Unit Intro:  Ballistics & Law Enforcement Day #2 Movie Discussion Questions Gran Torino Day #2
Tuesday 60 2/11 Group A:  Ballistics 101
Group B:  Law Enforcement and Use of Force
Day #2 Movie Discussion Questions
Wednesday
61 2/12 Group A:  Law Enforcement and Use of Force
Group B: Ballistics 101
Group A:  GSR Reading and Questions
Group B: Use of Force Questions 
Friday
62 2/14 JFK and Trig. Group A: Use of Force Questions
Group B:  GSR Reading and Questions
February Break
Tuesday 63 2/25 Ballistics Trajectory No Homework During February Break
Wednesday
64 2/26


Explosives

Trajectory Problems
Ballistics Firing Pin Match
Friday
65 2/28 Law Enforcement & Ballistics Review Notes
Tuesday 66 3/3 Policing and Deadly Force Read "Regulating the Use of Force"
view Notes Regulating Use of Froce
Wednesday
67 3/4


Use of Force

Write Questions for Use of Force Presentation
Friday
68 3/6 Unit Test Study for Unit Test
Tuesday 69 3/10 Start Unit VII [Expert Witnesses and Arson Investigation]
Expert Witness 101 & Key Cases
Review Notes
Wednesday
70 3/11 Explaining Expert Witnesses Finish your Key Cases and Be Ready to Discuss/Explain your case CJ and Expert Witnesses
Friday
71 3/13 Fire Science 101  
Tuesday 72 3/17    
Wednesday
73 3/18    
Friday
74 3/20    
Tuesday 75 3/24    
Wednesday
76 3/25    
Friday
77 3/27


Boston Marathon

 
Tuesday 78 3/31    
Wednesday
79 4/1    
Friday
80 4/3   Quarter Three Ends
Tuesday 81 4/7    
Wednesday
82 4/8    
Friday
83 4/10    
Tuesday 84 4/14    
Wednesday
85 4/15    
Friday
86 4/17    
April Break
Tuesday 87 4/28    
Wednesday
88 4/29    
Friday
89 5/1    
Tuesday 90 5/5    
Wednesday
91 5/6    
Friday
92 5/8    
Tuesday 93 5/12    
Wednesday
94 5/13    
Friday
95 5/15    
Tuesday 96 5/19    
Wednesday
97 5/20    
Friday
98 5/22    
Tuesday 99 5/26    
Wednesday
100 5/27    
Friday
101 5/29    
Tuesday 102 6/2    
Wednesday
103 6/3    
Friday
104 6/5    
Tuesday 105 6/9    
Wednesday
106 6/10    

Final Assessment Case Team Presentations