Forensic Science Update!

January 28, 2014

What have we been learning in Forensics?

We have been really busy in Forensics lately! We have been learning about skeletal remains and how Forensic Anthropologists are able to determine age, gender and race from a set of bones. We have been learning about fingerprints and how Forensic Scientists collect fingerprints from crime scenes. We learned the ridge patterns and minutiae that make up a fingerprint. We learned that even identical twins have different fingerprints and that fingerprints are formed by the 24th week of fetal development! In our fingerprint lab, we are evaluating our own fingerprint patterns and minutiae and even visualized a latent fingerprint of our own using the cyanoacrylate fuming method! We will begin learning about Forensic Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Chromatography very soon!

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Christina Hernandez

Adjunct Forensic Science Teacher

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Course Development

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