Forensic Science Webquest                                    


Throughout history, detectives have searched for the perfect method of catching law-breakers, but criminals seemingly have the advantage of stealth. A crime can occur in the middle of the night or in an isolated area where no witnesses are present. It's the evidence left behind that is the true witness to their crime. Forensic scientists convert these clues, using the latest technology into evidence admissible in a court of law.   Forensics and Human Biology have a lot in common.  Much of the evidence that is collected is biological—for example:  body fluids and hair.  Other evidence, such as ballistics and trace fibers, is compared using a tool commonly used by biologists:  the microscope.  As you build your knowledge of Forensics, think about other biological connections that can be found. 
Part 1:  Build your knowledge of Forensics  WEEK 2

Part 2:  A Landmark Case & 
Part 3:  A Recent Case

Part 4:  The Crime FOR WEEK 3