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FORENSICS ASSIGNMENTS

June 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Project outline DUE!
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Crime scene week!

Fourth Quarter Final Project(s)

The class is going to be randomly split into two teams.  Each team will be preparing a crime scene for the other team to solve.

Crime Scene: You have to actually prepare the scene.  Sketches and story lines will be submitted to me prior to the activity (Date TBA).  You will provide the props, actors, evidence, people who have "information" etc. for the other team.  Physical evidence must be in the form that we can test in lab as we have done throughout the year.

Investigative Group: You are charged with solving the crime.  You tasks include everything we have discussed during the year (and items we will get to).  Secure the scene, rough and smooth sketches, pictures, triangulated measurements, physical evidence collection and analysis, questioning and interrogation -- just to name a few.

The Court: Each group will present their findings to the court (me or a real Judge) and the court assitants (group that set up the scene) for the grade.

We will have a class period or two to set this up.  The rest of the set up is on your own -- so make sure you have a team leader and assign jobs as necessary.  More information to come. ENJOY


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Team "One Y chomosome - NOT SEAN RYAN" presents.  Team Sean Ryan analyzes scene.
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Team Sean Ryan presents.  Team one Y chromosome analyzes
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Senior Day at Camp KIWI
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Presentation of findings to the court about your crime scene.
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Presentation of findings to the court about your crime scene.

Last day of class

closing time - Target version

Bittersweet Symphony

BEST WISHES!!!!!  BE SAFE.  Rev
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End of year POWER POINT pictures - Pictures of the year in review.
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Gradutation rehearsal 10am New Gym
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Graduation!!!
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May 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Murderer types
Stalking

ON LINE QUIZ

Serial Killer OR Computer programmer

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Top 10 stalker songs - with stories

NSA Stalking parady

Dr. Knoll Stalking intervention.
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Watch STALKED 48 Hours episode
Part 1 

Test moved to Friday.
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TEST: Alcohol, and psychology

Stalking .. or better yet ... OBSERVATIONS Lab
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Fingerprinting PPT

Fingerprint JEOPARDY

Dr. Tate - SU FP expert
Fingerprints and Biometrics PPT

Fingerprint Handout
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chew off your FP - article 

Caught 50 years later - article and video

Stealing a FP from an iPhone - article and video

 
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Basic comparison of FP's Video
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Mythbusters - Copy a FP?

AFIS video
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FP Lab part 1 (Inked prints)  HW: Identify what type of print you have on each of your 10 fingers.
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ID Points of minutae on each print.

Begin Lifting prints. Lab part 2

FP Test soon ... Wednesday (Ballpark)
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OBSERVATIONS Lab DUE

Use of magnetic powder to find prints - video
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Iodine and superglue fuming.

AFIS video
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Test - Fingerprints + Fingerprinting. - POSTPONNED to Monday due to LOCKDOWN.

Mythbusters - Copy a FP?

AFIS video
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Forensics Files -
1) Blood, FP's, shoe print
2) FP on skin (Porous surface)
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Test - Fingerprints + Fingerprinting


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FP lab due Wednesday

Finish Fuming prints...iodine and superglue (Cyanoacrylates).

Fourth Quarter Final Project(s)

The class is going to be randomly split into two teams.  Each team will be preparing a crime scene for the other team to solve.

Crime Scene: You have to actually prepare the scene.  Sketches and story lines will be submitted to me prior to the activity (Date TBA).  You will provide the props, actors, evidence, people who have "information" etc. for the other team.  Physical evidence must be in the form that we can test in lab as we have done throughout the year.

Investigative Group: You are charged with solving the crime.  You tasks include everything we have discussed during the year (and items we will get to).  Secure the scene, rough and smooth sketches, pictures, triangulated measurements, physical evidence collection and analysis, questioning and interrogation -- just to name a few.

The Court: Each group will present their findings to the court (me or a real Judge) and the court assitants (group that set up the scene) for the grade.

We will have a class period or two to set this up.  The rest of the set up is on your own -- so make sure you have a team leader and assign jobs as necessary.  More information to come. ENJOY

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FP Lab Due

How a firearm (Handgun) works video

How a revolver works video

How ammo is made video

extractor and ejector marks

loading and ejecting video


Bullets slowed down video

Ballistics to classical music  video

Ballistics PPT

Ballistic Vest vs Weapons PPT

Why police shoot people with knives PPT

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Firearms Handout

Cell Gun
Knife Gun
Metal Storm

Firearms ID  GREAT VIRTUAL COMPARISON MICROSCOPE
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Memorial Day

See full size image
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Ballistics exam Thursday
     

April 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Santa DWI

How to fail a breathalizer

RENO 911 field sobriety test

Roadside sobriety test; Fail

How much will kill you?
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Drug effects on driving and other tasks video

worst drugs to get addicted to

A short film on heroin
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Toxicology TEST
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Toxicology Lab.

HW: DUE TUESDAY. Complete Data Table of your results (so far)  AND  have a list of what each of the testing liquid reagents tests for.

Unknown Substances A-F. 

Testing liquids:  Acetic Acid, Lugols solution, Biuret Solution, Benedict's Solution, salt solution.

Record all observations that occur in your well plates with each substance mixed with each solution.
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Image result for easter 2017
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Finish Tox lab and Alcohol Tox

Jacqui's PPT

 

 

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Alcohol
Intoximeter Drink Wheel
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Toxicology Lab DUE TODAY

Alcohol PPT

Death of an Innocent Poem - DWI story video

Jacqui Saburido PPT and site

Jacqui's story VIDEO adn interview

Jim Bruer - Mixing Alcohols story (video)
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Psychology / Stalker PPT

Top 10 stalker songs - with stories

NSA Stalking parady

facebook stalking

Do you know who's stalking you - Michele Glavan song

Imagine me and you - stalker song

Tom Jones- Delilah with subtitles

TRUMP stalks Hillary - Danny Elfman

Sandra Bullock 911 call - Stalker broke into house

STALKED 48 Hours episode
Part 1       Part 2

CBS 2 Maurice DuBois - Staten Island Stalker

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Class discussions today:

1) Are you a psychopath?  "Flick the Switch" story and food for thought. (video)

2) Side by side list comparison: Psycopath vs Sociopath

3) Psychopath vs Sociopath tutorial video
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Lovefield video (watch to the end!)

Stalking


Coming soon- Test Forensic Psychology
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Rev at conference

STALKED 48 Hours episode
Part 1 (Christina Grimmie: Singer)     Part 2 (Pauley Perrette: NCIS)
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How to spot a liar (video)
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March 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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class notes - review of glass.  Becke line

GLASS LAB DUE THIS THURSDAY 3/2
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GLASS LAB DUE TODAY 3/2
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class notes - refractometer use


Refractometer lab

Refractometer use in Food Science - Tomato Sauce!

How a refractometer works video

ABBE II refractometer - similar to what we have in class - Use video

How to use a handheld Refractometer video

List of substances Refractive Indeces
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Refractometer.

 lab exercise
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glass lab part 2
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Glass Lab Due Monday!

Class notes - lab explanation.

Outline Chapter 9 - Toxicology
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Death of an Innocent

Toxicology PPT


More resources on "Web Sites of Interest"  page

Spiders on Drugs - video

Drunk in police station - video

Reporter reporting on drug burning

VIDEO of 911 call news report     I Think we're dying - Brownies.

Poisoning and OD PPT

Drug Swallowing PPT  Dr. Butterfass PHC ED Director

Jacqui's PPT

Jacqui Saburido PPT and site

Intoximeter Drink Wheel

Pt's on PCP - VIDEO

10 drugs you shouldn't take while driving VIDEO  English Version

Drugs make you ugly

Most Dangerous Drug - National Geo

Barbiturate Joke

meth-mouth PPT

meth mouth DOC

methamphetamine DOC



Street Drug names and slang

list of slang and effects on body

Pictures of street drugs
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Toxicology:  Uses of drugs / medications.

Track Marks

DWI Juggler
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Snow Day #4

Pi Day
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Snow Day #5

Ides of March

Image result for ides of march
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class notes - Drug types and effects - NARCAN
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Image result for st patrick's day
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Toxicology PPT

Pharmacodyamics and pharmacokinetics

PCP crazed Patient attacks recusers

Flakka Effects
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Track marks

Flakka effect on body

Routes of drug administration

dermal all types
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class notes - Routes of administration.  Track marks.

Drug effects on driving and other tasks video

worst drugs to get addicted to

A short film on heroin

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class notes - drug absorption
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TOX
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Guest Lecture on Street Drugs!

Toxicology LAB (soon)
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February 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Presentations
Chris B
Summer B
Nicole D
LaReva G
Brianna M
Neil R
Dominique U
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Presenatations
Callie B
Antonella B
Jenna D
Samantha L
Jake N
Sean R
Brigid W
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Presentations
Kayla C
Rebekah CC
Kevin D
Matt L
Jessica P
Courtney S
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Finish Presentations
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2 hr delay

Fiber Lab
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Project written test
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Snow day #2
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Fiber Lab

HW:  Outline Glass Chapter 14
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Finish Fiber lab .. hopefully
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class notes - Fiber lab report

END Fiber lab - Write up DUE Tuesday 2/21
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class notes - Glass intro.  Chem and phys properties.  Intensive vs extensice prop.

GLASS!  PPT
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class notes - properties, density, specific gravity

Fiber lab - Write up DUE Tuesday 2/21

How glass is made

Glass making video
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3 Hr delay

class notes - glass fractures

Fiber lab - Write up DUE Today
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How glass is made

Glass making video


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Applet:  Glass fracture computer imaging
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Types of glass - BREAKING Glass/ Fracture Pattern Analysis LAB experiment

Next Lab:
Reconstructing a bottle fracture
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Laminated vs Tempered glass Breaking video

How a refractometer works video

ABBE II refractometer - similar to what we have in class - Use video

How to use a handheld Refractometer video

TEST This week on Glass!
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class notes - annealing process, tempered vs laminated glass, Refractive index of glass and Snells Law formula.

Simulation website we used in class today for refractive index.

GLASS LAB DUE THIS THURSDAY 3/2
       

 

January 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Class notes - Hair lab.  Burnt hair,  Cuticle impressions.
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Animal Hair samples
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Midterm Project topic DUE

TEST - HAIR and hair analysis

Hair PPT
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Finish Hair Lab with 2 animal slides.

Outline for Midterm project DUE FRIDAY

Hair Lab - DUE FRIDAY.


Hair Lab DATA (Stereo scope then Low, medium and high on compound scope): 1) bleach 2)ethyl alcohol 3) Acetone 4) water 5) Cuticle pattern (negative imprint in polish) 6) burnt 7+8) two animals

Be sure to include a detailed discussion section as describd in class!
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class notes - Fiber intro and types

Begin Fiber analysis.

Fiber PPT (Rev)

Fiber burn tests flowchart

Fiber video

Making Rayon video (Start at 1:47)

Nylon Synthesis video
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class notes - Fiber, project and lab info
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class notes - fiber analysis
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Outline for Midterm project DUE

Hair Lab - DUE
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TEST on Fibers
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Midterm Exam schedule link

Midterm project due by 10am by e-mail, google share, or brought to me on a thumb drive.

Regular e-mail:  Revensonm@mahopac.k12.ny.us

Google e-mail:  Revensonm@mahopac.org
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Be ready the day BEFORE you are scheduled in case of absences or going quickly!

Presentations:
Andrew B
Kristina B
Justin C
Mikaela G
Lindsay L
Patrick P
Tiffany T
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Early dismissal ... 1 day behind for presentations.

       

December 2016

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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class notes - parts of a compound scope

microscope types - video
comparing microscopes-video
Microscopy PPT
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class notes - types of scope, virtual scopes

Virtual Compound Microscope

Virtual microscopes all types

Firearms ID  GREAT VIRTUAL COMPARISON MICROSCOPE!
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microscope lab
a) Newsprint
b) paper money
Both under 1) Steroscope 2) compound LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH power.
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Finish Microscopy Lab - DUE FRIDAY
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SUPAman visit

Dr. Spencer from Syracuse University
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TEST MICROSCOPY
Aresenic and King George case
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HW: Outline chapter 3 in textbook (paper copy).  Remember additional info is in the on-line textbook chap 7.3.

Chap 3 Hair Analysis PPT

Other Hair PPT's
Hair Structure PPT
Hair Pictures PPT
Hair Morphology PPT

Hair analysis Lab
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Forensic Files - episode on Fiber
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class notes - hair morphology
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class notes - Parts of hair shaft
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class notes - cuticle patterns, cortex
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class notes - hair ages and geographic morphology
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class notes - stages of hair growth
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class notes - finish chap 11 (Hair)
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Chemical Alteration of hair: 1) Bleach  2) Ethyl Alcohol  3) Acetone  4) Water
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Prepare Slides
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See full size image
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Happy Chanukah
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November 2016

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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class notes - TOD, Mortis's, tissue necrosis

Calcualtiong Time Of Death (TOD)
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class notes - discuss manner's of death
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Rev at conference
watch "The Secrets of The Body Farm" National Geographic PBS video.

TAKE NOTES!
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class notes - Body Farm.  Factors affecting rate of decomposition in determining TOD

Glass and Hair sample(s) DUE WEDNESDAY

Check in class .. On Board for link and log on information to SU's Moodle site and Professor Dr. Spenser's textbook.
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class notes - accidental and natural causes plus "Theraputic Complications"
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Superintendant's Conference Day.  No School
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class notes - Determining time of death via Rigor, Livor, and Algor Mortis

HW: Algor Mortis TOD wkst.  Remebe body temp is 37 degrees C.


Glass sample(s) and Hair sample(s) DUE
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class notes - Review Chap 11 and Estimating TOD.

Finish and review what we have done for chap 11.  Test MONDAY chapter 11 (Text) .. Chap 8 (Dr. Spencer's book on-line) ... ONLY what we have done in class so far!

Estimating TOD PPT
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See full size image
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TEST Chapter 11 (Text) chap 8 (On-line SU text)
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Autopsies
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Review exam chap 11

Finish Autopsiy lesson
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Rev at conference

Watch National Geographic's "Inside the FBI Crime Lab" video
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Finish Autopsy.

Autopsy Report - sample

Diane Schuler Autopsy Report


Start Trauma Investigation. 
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Trauma Investigation. 
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Finish Trauma Investigation. 
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half day Per 1,2,3 Only

No class meeting today
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Robert Di Nero on Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey I WILL SURVIVE


See full size image
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class notes - finish Trauma, mechanisms for ID in types of trauma weapons and perpetrators.


Begin Microscopy (Preparation for Hair, Fiber, and glass analysis)

microscope types - video
comparing microscopes-video
Microscopy PPT
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class notes - Sizes and orders of magnitude in microscopy

microscope types - video
comparing microscopes-video
Microscopy PPT
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class notes - Real vs. Virtual images.  How an image is made.  Bending of light and spectroscopy.

Parts/uses/workings of compound microscope.
     

October 2016

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Rosh Hashana

L'Shana Tova שנה טובה5777 

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Crime Scene Movie Project
You may work alone, or in a group up to 4 people. 
1)Brainstorm a storyboard depicting a crime being committed
2) Design your own working crime scene, and show how it would be processed based on your modus operandi
3) Demonstrate the seven "S"'s of a crime scene
4) Include ID and collection/preservation of evidence.  EX: Blood Spatter, Hair, Fiber, Toxicology, Fingerprints, Graphology, profiling/stalking.

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class notes - evidence characteristics.

Review for test tomorrow!
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HW: Group names and outline of your crime scene movie project due tomorrow! (see 10/4 for details)

OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT


TEST Chapters 1+2
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Warranted and warrentless searches

Pep Rally

Pep-Rally Schedule

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 7:40-8:19

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8:23-8:57

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9:01-9:35

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9:39-10:13

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10:17-10:51

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10:55-11:29

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11:33-12:07

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12:11-12:50

Pep-Rally

12:50-1:52

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class notes - Personal Protective Equipment.  Warranted searches.

Finish Warant vs. Warrantless searches
Chap "2" PPT


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Crime Scene movie project "Story Board" DUE
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class notes - when can personal property be seized?
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class notes - Intro to death investigation

Chapter 11(Bertino) Chap 8 (Spencer): Death: Meaning, Manner, Mechanism, Cause, and Time

Chap 11/8 PPT

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Penny: Trace Evidence Lab

Dr. Spencer - Biomedical imaging and King Tut PPT
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class notes - 7s's or the crime scene project

Penny: Trace Evidence Lab
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Crime Scene Movie Project DUE MONDAY

Death - Meaning, Maner, mechanism, cause  video

Body Farm - National Geographic video

petechiae - pictures

Autopsy - starts at 18:00 video

Virtopsy - virtual autopsy video
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class notes - clinical vs anatomic pathology

Crime Scene Movie Project DUE
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class notes - Assisted suicide?  Cause, mechanism, maner of death?

group 2 movie
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group presentations
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group presentations
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group presentations

Quiz
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The Science Behind Halloween


Image result for chemistry halloween
      Jon Benet Ramsey case  PPT
wiki     odd clues    Mistakes (video)
abc news video
Bill Curtis Investigates JBR case (4 parts)

Wayne Williams Case PPT

Miranda case (rights) PPT
 

September 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CHE 113

Ref # 30458

section # 183


How to write a lab report
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Welcome to SUPA Forensics!

Have Class Expectations signed.

Follow registration instructions given in class.  Log on and register!

CHE 113
Class # 30458
Ref# 183
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History Of Forensic Science - Chapter 1

Bertino PPT
Chapter 1

Intro to FS PPT

Colleyville HS Intro to FS PPT

Chapter 1 checklist
Chapter 1 skills
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class notes - chicken floats video

Observations! Practical experiment.

Follow registration instructions given in class.  Log on and register! DUE Tuesday

CNN LINK --> Shooting at Texas HS
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class notes - Recording/preserving the crime scene

HW: Outline Chapter 1 in textbook

Follow registration instructions given in class.  Log on and register!

CHE 113
Class # 30458
Ref# 183
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class notes

Frye and Daubert Standards
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Frye and Daubert

History of Forensics



Chapter 2 Bertino PPT
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Bertillion Measurements Lab


Lab Background    Lab pictures PPT
Will West Case PPT
crime scene computer recreation

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Finish Bertillion Lab

Minnesota Mall shooting VIDEO and story

Chelsea explosion / bombing
Father interviewed .. Terrorist>

What the ATF does - Blast investigation video
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Bertillion lab DUE FRIDAY

How to write a lab report

Lab data sheet

Lab ID card

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class notes - Historical figures

Bertillion Lab Data sheet

Bertillion data card
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class notes - complete Historical figures.  Begin types of evidence

Bertillon Lab DUE TOMORROW!!!
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class notes - scientific method for CSI, CSI effect

You've been stopped and arrested for DWI ... now smile for the mug shot???  Woman   Man

Leandra's Law


Chapter 2 PPT

Bertillion lab DUE
Bertillion Lab Data sheet
How to write a lab report
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class notes - triangulation

Incarcerated twins story.  Who's telling the truth.  Did he really blame his brother OR is he trying to get his brother out of prison since he has a life sentence?

Chapter 2 PPT
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HW: Outline Chap 2 - Due Wednesday
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Crime Scene PPT

Chapter 2 PPT

NYC Drug Lab explosion
Article 1 putnam voice
Article 2 - CBS
video
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 Townville,South Carolina School Shooting
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NJ Train crash

Test next Thursday on Chapters 1+2.  EVERYTHING we have done in clas so far.


Crime Scene Movie Project
You may work alone, or in a group up to 4 people. 
1)Brainstorm a storyboard depicting a crime being committed
2) Design your own working crime scene, and show how it would be processed based on your modus operandi
3) Demonstrate the seven "S"'s of a crime scene
4) Include ID and collection/preservation of evidence.  EX: Blood Spatter, Hair, Fiber, Toxicology, Fingerprints, Graphology, profiling/stalking.

 

 

 

Aurora timeline

Crazies in the courtroom video