Ms. Kennon's Forensics Parent News

September 10, 2015

What's Happening in Class?

I am honored to be able to partner with Chief Phillip Reed and Detective Bruce Collins to teach Forensic Science. In this class, students are learning through research, hands-on experience and by listening to guest lecturers who are professionals in the field. This is a unique experience for high school students and we are excited to be able to offer it.

Topics we have already learned about:

1. The basics of crime scene procedures.

2. The codes, 10-codes and signals commonly used by law enforcement.

3. The differences in mental states (KRS) and how that affects what a person is charged with and what the penalty might be. We were fortunate to have Commonwealth Attorney Rick Bartley as a guest lecturer on this subject recently. (See the picture below.)

We are currently studying impression evidence and will be casting molds of tire track and/or shoe prints in the next few days.

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