Archive | April 2019

H Forensic Science 4/30/19

Below are the assignments for the rest of class. They are due on Tuesday, 5.7.19 at 11:59 pm

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Read the following chapters in the online textbook: Chapter 14 (Fire Investigations), Chapter 15 (Investigation of Explosions), and Chapter 17 (Firearms, Toolmarks, and Other Impressions).

Complete the online multiple choice tests for Chapters 14, 15, and 17.

Don’t forget that you need to read chapter 10 on DNA and answer the multiple choice questions by Wednesday, 5.1.19 at 11:59pm.

Tomorrow I will post the Blood and DNA take home test on the blog. You can also pick up a copy from me in my room. It is due on Friday, 5.3.19

H Forensic Science 4.29.19

Today you need to read chapter 10 online and go through the notes posted here as well. Complete the Chapter 10 MC questions online – it is due on May 1st by 11:59pm. The assignment for today is also below. If you need help with it, see me BEFORE school starts. It is due on May 1st as well.

H Forensic Science – EXTRA CREDIT Assignment

Choose one of the two options below. The assignment is due no later than Monday, May 6th – no exceptions. It must be printed out and turned in, no emails unless given explicit instruction to do so. This extra credit assignment is worth 100 points.

In the United States, the Dept of Homeland Security focuses primarily on the preservation of terrorism.  Terrorists typically rely on explosives to destroy their targets.  Research the Internet to learn how law-enforcement agencies prevent and respond to the threat of liquid explosives.  The write a one – three page essay that addresses the following:  1) discuss the August 10, 2006, plot to bomb airplanes traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States.  Had any similar attempts ever occurred?  2) Discuss the various types of liquid explosives.  3) Explain the issues of detecting liquid explosives.  4) Why are liquid explosives especially dangerous? 5) Describe some problems law-enforcement personnel are likely to have in detecting explosives in the future. 

Research the 1996 bombing of the Atlanta summer Olympic Games.  Write a brief essay (1 – 3 pages) describing the events.  Include answers to the following questions in your essay:  1) explain the fears security officials had regarding the venue and potential security briefs. What forensic evidence was recovered at the scene?  2) Do you agree with the decision to continue with the Olympics?  Explain