Day 8 (1/30):  Students will be able to collect and preserve footwear impressions left on soil by plaster casting

Day 9 (2/01): Students will be able to discuss how criminals obliterate fingerprints, illustrate the history of fingerprinting, and list the three major fingerprint patterns

Day 11 (2/05):  Students will be able to explain the Integrated Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)

  • Research the IAFIS operated by the FBI and write a minimum two-page paper explaining the system.  Make should to cite sources. The Writing Rubric will be used to grade the paper.

Day 12: Students will be able to obtain quality set of prints from another person and list the basic principles underlying the use of fingerprints in criminal investigations

Day 13: Students will be able to select appropriate techniques for the development of latent prints on various surfaces

  • Finish Developing Latent Fingerprints Notes
  • Developing of Latent Fingerprints Lab

Day 14 : Students will be able to identify characteristics of human blood and determine genetics of the human red blood cell system

  • Fingerprinting TEST next class period - 2/18 ​

Day 15: Students will be able to show understanding of Forensics Fingerprinting history, how to take fingerprints, and latent development of prints


  • Fingerprinting TEST

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Day 10 (2/03):  Students will be able to illustrate the history of fingerprinting and explain factors affecting fingerprints and obtain quality fingerprint impressions of another person

Day 7 (1/26): Students will be able to distinguish between various types of impression evidence and differentiate between class and individual characteristics

Day 2 (1/11): Students will be able to define the properties of light and name uses of the electromagnetic spectrum in forensics science (technology)

Homework - list the flame test colors for the following elements: B, Ba, Ca, Cs, Cu (I), Cu (II), Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn (II), Na, P, Se, Sr 

Fingerprint Card - print and bring to class

Day 1 (1/09): Students will be able to describe the electromagnetic spectrum and light characteristics such as waves, wavelength, frequency, and speed

Day 3 (1/16): Students will be able to name and understand uses of spectroscopy and EM radiation in forensics science

  • Continue Light Emission Notes (Day 1) - slide 18 - 31

TEST of Light and Paint A-day 1/24 and B-day 1/25

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Day 4 and Day 5 (1/18 and 1/22):  Students will be able to identify the different components of automobile paint, characterize the microscopic examination of paint, list and define the techniques used in paint comparisons, and understand how to properly collect and preserve paint evidence

Day 6 (1/24): Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of light and automobile paint as it pertains to forensics science

  • TEST Light and Paint  

Introduction to light: Light and electromagnetic radiation 

Forensics 4th Six Weeks