Forensic Science 11

Forensic Science 11 does not meet the requirements for a Grade 11 science credit; it can be used for elective credit only. 

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Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.


  • Unit 1: Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Unit 2: The Crime Scene
  • Unit 3: Physical Evidence
  • Unit 4: Physical Evidence: Hair, Blood and Fingerprints
  • Unit 5: Firearms and Tool Marks
  • Unit 6: Human Remains
  • Unit 7: DNA Evidence
  • Unit 8: Arson and Explosion Evidence


  • Assignments (includes lab questions and text questions)          50%
  • Discussions                                                                                          25%
  • Unit Quizzes, Midterm and Final Exam                                           25%

Required Resources: A computer with internet access.

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