Forensic Chemistry FALL 2020 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8TH

  • Forensic Chemistry

Monday OFF

Tuesday 9/8

Objectives: Utilize observation skills. Explain how the lineup protocol has changed after the Ronald Cotton case.  Research information about The Innocence Project and a specific case of someone wrongfully accused. 

Activities:

1.  Question of the Day: Animal picture comparison (CANVAS)

2.  View Video 2 Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson.  

NOTES: Explain how lineup protocol has changed after the Ronald Cotton case.

3.  In Breakout Group: Research information about The Innocence Project and a specific case of someone wrongfully accused.  Each person needs to research someone different. 

NOTES: Summarize your Innocence Project case (Case Study #2)

HW- Finish your research (Innocence Project Case) and summarize in your notes. (Case Study #2)

 

Wednesday 9/9 

Objectives: Research information about The Innocence Project and a specific case of someone wrongfully accused. Discuss forensic chemistry which includes the history of forensic science. Discuss cases that reinforced ideas behind Locard's Principle.

Activities: 

1. Question of the Day: Snapchat Arrest (CANVAS)

2.  NOTES: Introduction through Locard's Principle

3.  The Innocence Project. 

Review discussion of the Innocence Project cases and view Innocence Project video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgg35eNBllA and/or PBS News Hour "The toll of the justice system on the wrongfully convicted" (9 min)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKLemkWoHUw

4.  Breakout Rooms- Share your Case Studies, choose one story (most gripping) from your group to share with the class.

5.  Complete the Getting to Know You Activity on Canvas.

HW- Complete the Getting to Know You Activity on Canvas.

 

Thursday 9/10

Objectives: Research information about The Innocence Project and a specific case of someone wrongfully accused. Discuss forensic chemistry which includes the history of forensic science. Discuss cases that reinforced ideas behind Locard's Principle.

Activities: 

1. Question of the Day on Canvas (Death by fire)

2.  NOTES: Slides 9-16 (Canvas slideshow) Bertillon System of measurement, the adoption of fingerprinting, Forensic Literature and Forensics on TV. 

3.  Read "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" Parts 1 & 2 (the first 9 pages as viewed in Canvas).  Be prepared to create a visual representation of the story after we finish it next week.

4.  Finish any missing assignments due.

 

 

Friday 9/11

1. Question of the Day.

2.  Read "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" Parts 3&4  (as viewed in Canvas).  Be prepared to create a visual representation of the story after we finish it next week.

3.  Chose any Crime Show and view it with a critical eye. See the assignment posted on Canvas. 

 

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