Forensic Science

Forensic Science
Stacy Hernandez
Rm #: E220
Classroom Rules
– Be in your seat in time, prepared (with all relevant
learning materials) and ready to learn when the bell
– Respect others and their property.
– Absolutely no drinks, food, or candy.
– Observe good classroom manners (use polite and
appropriate language, raise your hand to speak, be
respectful when someone else is speaking, behave
when guests are in the room, avoid disruptive and
combative behavior, etc.)
– No CD players, MP3s, or other unauthorized
– Follow all directions.
 Conference with Teacher
 Phone call home
 Referral to the principal’s office; call to
Positive Reinforcement
The student will receive a verbal praise in
recognition of exemplary behavior and/or
academic behavior.
A phone call home will be made to parents to
advise of the student’s outstanding behavior and/
or academic performance.
When perfect attendance for the class is achieved,
every student receives extra points on their daily
quiz or assignment.
Rewards or allowances are negotiable between the
student and the teacher (such as extra time to
turn in an assignment, etc.)
Perfect attendance points.
Tardy Policy
You are expected to be in class on time.
You must be in your seat, with the
necessary materials by the time the tardy
bell rings.
 The campus lock-out policy described in
the student handbook will be observed.
Grading Policy
45% -- Daily Work: class work,
homework, and quizzes
 40% -- Major Grades: projects, chapter
tests, and notebooks
 15% -- Nine Weeks Test
Students will be expected to keep binder for
this class and must have it on hand every
single class period. If a student fails to bring
the notebook to class, he or she may receive
an unsatisfactory grade for not being
Any homework that is assigned must be
handed in a timely manner.
Late work
– 10 pts off 1 day late
– Nothing else will be excepted after 1 late day
Sign in as soon as you arrive in class and
then sit down ready to work.
 Do not stand in front of my doorway
 Cornell notes will be used and graded
Bathroom Policy
Every student will be given a label sticker
that will have 5 slots for bathroom breaks
per semester. This will be put on the front
of your binder. Every time you use the
restroom I will initial the slots, so you
must have your binder in order to use the
 If all 5 slots are not used in the semester,
5 extra points will be added to your final
Course Description
Forensic Science is a course that uses a structured and
scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of
assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence,
accidental death, homicide, and the psychology of
criminal behavior. Students will learn terminology and
investigative procedures related to crime scene,
questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior
characteristics, truth detection, and scientific
procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific
methods, students will collect and analyze evidence
through case studies and simulated crime scenes such
as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter
analysis. Students will learn the history, legal aspects,
and career options for forensic science
9 weeks
– History of forensics
– Scope of forensics
– Services offered by crime labs
Crime Scene Investigation
– Making and recording observations
– Obtaining and storing evidence
– Autopsy procedures
Physical Evidence
– Types of physical evidence
Forensic Anthropology
– Names of major human bones
– Identifying skeletal remains
Have you and your parents read over the
syllabus. Cut and sign the bottom portion
and return to me next class period.
Have you and your parents read the
permission letter corresponding to the
material addressed in the course. Cut and
sign the bottom portion and return to me
next class period.
Have you and your parents read over the
safety contract and rules. Cut and sign the
bottom portion and return to me next class
period. (Coming soon: Safety Pop Quiz)
Who are you?
– Name
– 2 truths and 1 lie