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February 2018

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Presentations

Hair Lab Due Tomorrow!
Data will include.
1) Your hair, and cuticle pattern
2) Water, Bleach, 6M HCl, Acetone
3) Burnt
4) Animal Hair, and cuticle pattern

Explain what you see on the pcitures in your data.
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Hair Lab DUE

3 HR DELAY

Finish Presentations.  Presentation Test ... soon!
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Presentations
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Last 2 presentations. (Presentation test soon)

Class Notes: Begin Fiber analysis.

Fiber PPT (Rev)

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Snow Day #5 (Losing a break day).  School now in session May 25 according to our school calendar.
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Class Notes: Fiber types and uses
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Shoe box for footwear impression lab.

TEST on presentations!


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Fiber videos
1) Making Rayon
2) Silk Factory and Production
3) Cotton vs Linen
4) Cotton - Farm to Fabric


Fiber burn tests flowchart

Fiber video

Making Rayon video (Start at 1:47)

Nylon Synthesis video
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Fiber PREZI

Forensic Botany - Crime Scene Botanicals

Forensic Botany PPT

TED TALK Jonathan Drori: Every pollen grain has a story. Pollen DNA "Pollen forensics … are being used now to track where counterfeit drugs have been made, where banknotes have come from"
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Animal vs plant
colorations and dyes
carpet fibers
Fiber test Friday
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ACTIVE SHOOTER Parkland, Fl


Wayne Williams case.

Wayne Williams video
Part 1   
Part 2


Fiber Lab
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It's Fiber Friday

FIBER TEST


Bring in a showbox that fits your shoe size!
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presidents days
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winter break day
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Finish Fiber 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

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

Use of magnetic powder to find prints - video

Iodine and superglue fuming.

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

January 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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class notes: Hair types, Cutilce patterns, environmental factors, cortex, Medullary Index
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class notes: Hair growth stages
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Snow Day #2
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Snow Day #32
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Hiar pictures

MHS January Testing Schedule 2018
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Class notes: Hair background

TEST THURSDAY - HAIR.

class Hair PPT
Hair analysis PPT
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MP2 Projects DUE
Midterm Project: CASE STUDY.  Background of person, background of case, forensics used in investigation to convict to exonerate person, 5 questions, references cites.  ~ 5 minute class presentation.
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TEST HAIR
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Hair Lab.
a) Chemical testing: HCl, H2O, bleach, acetone
b) Physical Observation: Stereo and Compound microscope.
c) Cuticle pattern imprints with nail polish - and microscopy
d) Flame test.
e) Other animal hair comparison.
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Hair Lab
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SNOW DAY #4
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class notes:

Animal Pelts and burnt hair slides.
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class notes:
Finish Hair Lab ...
Write Up DUE Tuesday 1/30/18

How to write a lab report

Title
Purpose
Procedure
Data - Attach pictures AND explain what you see.  Describe the morphology of each sample
Discussion-background info on hair consistant with what we covered in this lab.
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Midterm/Regents Week
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Begin Presentations.  Take NOTES!  Open notebook test after presentations.

class notes:  Hair Lab requirements

Hair Lab Due Friday!
Data will include.
1) Your hair
2) Water, Bleach, 6M HCl, Acetone
3) Burnt
4) Animal Hair

Explain what you see on the pcitures in your data.
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Presentations
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Presentations
     

December 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Applet:  Glass fracture computer imaging

Laminated vs Tempered glass Breaking video

Types of glass - BREAKING Glass/ Fracture Pattern Analysis LAB experiment

Next Lab:
Reconstructing a bottle fracture
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class notes: glass fracture lab.
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Glass Fracture lab ... DUE MONDAY!

RECALL How to write a lab report

Discussion section:  Explain your fracture pattern with your method of fracturing ( 1) hammer and nail or just hammer.  2) iROCK  3) Drop from measured height ).

On your attached pictures (Pre and post fx as well as microscopy pictures) label radial and concentric fractures.  Note which occurred first and WHY!

Compare your results with your method of fracturing to your lab partners adn their method of fracturing ... # of attempts, height, types of patterns noted ETC.
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Concentric vs Radial Fractures.  Which FX occurred first.
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Finish glass analysis.
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GLASS TEST


Simulation website we used in class today for refractive index.

How a refractometer works video

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

How to use a handheld Refractometer video
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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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Happy Chanukah
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glass lab
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glass lab
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Refractormert part of glass lab.

Glass lab (Both parts) DUE FRIDAY
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Midterm Project: CASE STUDY.  Background of person, background of case, forensics used in investigation to convict to exonerate person, 5 questions.  ~ 5 minute class presentation.  DUE Jan 8,2018.
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SANTA SCIENCE ... How does he do it?

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Dylan B-
Jacob B-
Louie C-John Wayne Gacy
Ally C-Menendez Brothers
Alec D- Ted Kaczynski
John De- BTK Killer
Alex Di-
John D- Jodi Arias
Claire F- Jeffery MacDonald
Meagan F- David Berkowitz
Chris F- DC sniper
Page G-
Nicky G-
Noelle H-
Dylan H- Dahmer
Raena H- Jerry Brudos
Siobhan H- Sara Lynn Wineski
Emma K- Bundy
Steve K- Richard Ramirez, night stalker.
Nick L- Ricky McGinn
Tom P-
Alex P-
Giafranco P-
OJ Simpson
Noah R-
Phil Spector
Justin S-
Jillian S-
Casey Anthony
Maura T-
   

November 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Chapter 11(Bertino) Chap 8 (Spencer): Death: Meaning, Manner, Mechanism, Cause, and Time

Chap 11/8 PPT
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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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Micro and Macro World PPT

microscope types - video
comparing microscopes-video
Microscopy PPT
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Superintendant's Conference Day
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Class Notes - Microscope intro

Micro world PPT.  Types of microscopes
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Class notes - light microscopy

Real vs. Virtual images.

Refraction, ROYGBIV

Polarization.
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Veteran's Day

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class notes: polarizer and Microscopy PPT


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 microscope lab
a) Newsprint
b) paper money
Both under 1) Steroscope 2) compound LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH power.

Lab Write up DUE TUESDAY!

Microscopy TEST Tuesday
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Rev at Conference

watch "The Secrets of The Body Farm" National Geographic PBS video.

TAKE NOTES!

Microscopy TEST Tuesday
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Rev at conference

Video
Watch National Geographic's "Inside the FBI Crime Lab" video

TAKE NOTES!

Microscopy TEST Tuesday


Lab Write up DUE TUESDAY!
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class notes:  Microscope review

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TEST MICROSCOPY


Lab Write up DUE
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Begin GLASS!  PPT

Mythbusters Age of glass
Part 1      Part 2

Crime Museum glass analysis

FBI - Forensic Glass analysis

How glass is made part 1

Part 2 How glass is made

Glass making video


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Thanksgiving Break

Robert Di Nero on Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey I WILL SURVIVE

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Thanksgiving Break
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class notes: Glass Intro

Mythbusters Age of glass
Part 1      Part 2



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Class Notes: Physical and chemical properties of glass.
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Class Notes: Glass properties
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Class Notes: refrsactive index and Snell's Law
   

 

October 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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We are going outside tomorrow ... dress appropriately!

class notes: Go over triangulation

Las Vegas Country Music Concert shooting

cell phone video from back of concert

CNN links and video

About Steven Paddock (CNN) Video
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reconstruct crime scene based on triangulation measurements from each team.

Test Chap 1+2 Thursday


Theme for your CSI video (7S's).  DUE FRIDAY!  Storey board next week
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Complete Crime Scene Analysis.

Warranted and warrentless searches. Personal Protective Equipment. Security Guards VS. Law enfrcement officers.
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Test Chapter 1+2


OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT


Work on
Crime scene movie project storyline.


Parent night letter


 Welcome Parents


SUPA Forensics Expecatations
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Work on Crime scene movie project storyline.


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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Work on CSI video.
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class notes: 4th ammendment, privacy, injury.
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class notes: Intro to Pathology.  manner, mode, and casue of death.

Death - Meaning, Maner, mechanism, cause  video

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class notes: explanations of manner's of death.  Homicide vs. justifiable homicide
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class notes:  Death investigator jobs.  Coroner vs. ME. Estimating TOD with MORTIS'

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Calcualting Time Of Death (TOD)

Body Farm - National Geographic video

petechiae - pictures

Autopsy - starts at 18:00 video

Virtopsy - virtual autopsy video
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class notes: Mortis and TOD discussion

Autopsy Report - sample

Diane Schuler Autopsy Report

Estimating TOD PPT
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SUPA MAN Visit!
Dr. Spencer - Biomedical imaging and King Tut PPT

Image result for SU James T Spencer

Image result for SU Mike Sponsler
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Crime scene movie project DUE MONDAY.  MUST share to revensonm@mahopac.org (Google) and or bring in to class on portable drive.
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Crime Scene Movie Project DUE
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Crime Scene Movie Project
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Finish Crime Scene Movie Project.

Bring in samples!!!  Glass bottle, Fiber, Hair.
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Finish Chap 11.  Death Investigation.

Glass Samples by Monday!  Hair and fiber samples soon.

TEST ~Tuesday
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Finish Death Investigstion.  TEST Chap 8 (On-Line Dr. Spencer chap 11)
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The Science Behind Halloween
       

 

 

September 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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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
Ref# 30399
Sec# 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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HW: Outline Chapter 1 in textbook.  Using bullet points is fine.

class notes - chicken floats video

Observations! Practical experiment.

Follow registration instructions given in class.  Log on and register! DUE Tuesday
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Tr0u35Tek AA Flight 11 call from flight attendant #3 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLW0jKKRXMo First 5 min TOWER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP51TrbyfsI FDNY Chief Orio Palmer

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NEVER FORGET

 Recording/preserving the crime scene
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class notes: Observations practice.  Factors affecting preception.
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class notes - Witness questions.  Witness vs. expert witness.


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Frye and Daubert Standards

Historic Development
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Bertillion Measurements Lab


Lab Background 

 Lab pictures PPT

Will West Case PPT

crime scene computer recreation

How to write a lab report

Bertillion Lab Data sheet

Bertillion data card

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

Pep Rally

Pep-Rally Schedule

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 7:40-8:17

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8:21-8:58

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9:02-9:39

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9:43-10:20

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10:24-11:01

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11:05-11:42

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11:46-12:23

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12:27-1:04

Pep-Rally

1:04-1:53


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Finish Bertillion Measurements Lab

Lab and Background 

Will West Case PPT

crime scene computer recreation

How to write a lab report

Bertillion Lab Data sheet

Bertillion data card


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Chapter 2 PPT

Frye and Daubert Standards

Frye case

Daubert case summary

Warranted vs. warrentless searches

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

Leandra's Law
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Class notes: Frye vs. Daubert.  Direct vs. Indirect evidence. Locard's Exchange principle.

HW DUE MONDAY: 1)Outline chapter 2.
2) Bertillion Lab write up.   Lab and Background 


Follow lab write up guidelines discussed in class.  How to write a lab report

Crime Scene PPT

Chapter 2 PPT
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Rosh Hashana

L'Shana Tova שנה טובה5778

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class notes: History of/and Forensic Scientists

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class notes: microscope, graphology, balistics, FBI, CSI effect, 7S's


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Finish 7S's

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: 7S's, Mount Kisco CSI (PPT), Triangulation

HW: Pick your Crime Scene Video peoject group.  List group on paper and submit.

REVIEW NOTES for quiz!


class notes - triangulation


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Quiz
Triangulation LAB
Groups 1a+b) Scene 2a+b) Bodies 3a+b) Weapons
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NYC Drug Lab explosion
Article 1 putnam voice
Article 2 - CBS
video

crime scene