Forensic Science

Forensic Science 25/35

Prerequisite: Science 10/14

6 Credits*

*Please note: Forensic Science 25/35 credits cannot be applied toward the minimum 10 credits in Science required for an Alberta High School Diploma. Forensic Science credits can be use as Other Credits toward a Diploma.

Forensic Science is an elective course intended for students interested in the use of basic forensic concepts and technologies to solve crimes. Students will learn the theory behind many forensic technologies and use them in the lab. This course is appropriate for Grade 11 and 12 students.

Potential Topics to be Covered:

  • Types of Evidence
  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • Trace Evidence
  • Body Fluid Evidence
  • Forensic Detection of Impaired Driving
  • Polygraph Testing
  • Document Analysis
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Law Enforcement Equipment
  • The Investigative Process
  • Police Canines
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Arson and Explosives
  • Ballistics
  • Footwear, Tire and Tool Mark Impressions
  • Criminal Profiling

The final project in the course is a mock crime scene where students must use many of the technologies they have learned about to solve the crime.