Course Standards Presentation

By Will Sunderland

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Course Standard One: Employability Skills (Major Key)

1.1: Communicate effectively through writing, speaking, listening, reading, and interpersonal abilities.

-Person to person activities include interacting with your boss and co-workers.

-Telephone and email activities include handling conference calls and making return calls

-Cell phone and internet activities include using blogs and social media.

1.2: Demonstrate creativity by asking challenging questions and applying innovative procedures and methods.

-Teamwork and problem solving include thinking creatively and taking risks

-Meetings with co-workers (or anyone) includes audience participation, inviting outside sources to speak and visual aids.

1.3: Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to locate, analyse and apply information in career planning and employment situations.

-Interviewing critical skills include asking thought provoking questions and knowing what the employers are looking for in a person.

-Problem solving critical skills include becoming good at managing things along with identifying the problem

1.4: Model work readiness traits required for success in the workplace including integrity, honesty, accountability, punctuality, time management and respect for diversity.

-These traits include demonstrating good work ethic, establishing credibility and dealing with difficult personnel.

1.5: Apply the appropriate skill sets to be productive in a changing, technological, diverse workplace to be able to work independently and apply team work skills.

-The appropriate skills needed are summed up into expected work traits, teamwork and time management.

1.6: Present a professional image through appearance, behavior and language.

-Includes etiquette between you and Co-workers/customers along with presenting yourself in a professional way.

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Course Standard Three: Basic Concepts of Forensic Science

3.1: Explain Locard’s Exchange Principle, Frye Standard, and Daubert Ruling.

-Locard's Principle: Any time a person makes contact with an object, there is always residue left behind.

-Frye Standard: A test to determine the admissibility of scientific evidence used in court.

-Daubert Ruling: A rule of evidence regarding the admissibility of an expert witnesses testimony.

3.2: Categorize the differing types of evidence, including testimonials and physical and

individual, as well as class evidence.

-Testimonial: Evidence from a connected yet outside course to the crime gives his or her insight on what he/she had seen.

-Physical: Evidence taken from the crime scene that has physical presence.

-Individual: Evidence specific to a person or small group in particular.

-Class: Evidence common or uniform throughout a group.

3.3: Identify and explain the fields of science that can assist in solving a crime

including biology, chemistry, forensic anthropology and forensic pathology.

-Biology: Used to prove that a suspect was at the crime scene and identify illegal products from endangered species.

-Chemistry: (Sub-field: Toxicology) Used to identify unknown substances at the scene of the crime.

-Anthropology: Used by applying skeletal analysis and techniques in archaeology to solve cases.

-Pathology: Used to determine the cause of death by examining a corpse and can help further progress the case.

3.4: Describe the crime lab including equipment, safety and sanitation necessary, set-up, and work flow.

3.5: Discuss the chain of evidence and other legal considerations applied to scientific work performed in forensics.

-Chain Of Evidence/Custody: A label that people who handle a evidence must sign to let it be known that they had custody of the evidence at one point.

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Course Standard Four

4.1 Explain the process of performing an autopsy.

-Confirm paperwork

-Weigh and measure the body

-Take pictures of the body

-Cut through the person and peel back their skin

-Cut through the persons ribs

-Remove the organs for examination

-Patch and sew the body back together

=-Cut open scalp and peel back skin to remove the brain if need be.

4.2 Research PMI (Post Mortem Interval).

-Definition: The time elapsed since a person has died.

-Algor mortis: Cooling of the body after death.

-Livor mortis: The purple or red discoloration in the skin caused by blood pooling after death.

-Rigor mortis: A stiffness in the muscles that occurs shortly after death.

-Autolysis: A process by which a biological cell self-destructs.

-Putrefaction: The decomposition of animal proteins, especially by anaerobic microorganisms.

4.3 Compare the five manners of death.






4.4 Distinguish the causes of death commonly associated with homicide.


-Execution-style Killing


-Mass Shooting/Murder