Session Descriptions

Sessions only for ages 13-18 as well as the Marian University community

 

Forensic Science Academy: 

Fingerprint Recovery: Known Prints
Participants will learn about and perform various techniques utilized by forensic professionals to recover known prints from the living and deceased.


Fingerprint Recovery: Latent (Unknown) Prints
Participants will learn about and perform various recognition and physical development techniques utilized by forensic professionals to locate and recover latent prints.


Fingerprints Analysis
Participants will learn about the different types of fingerprint patterns and how to classify them like forensic professionals.


Alternate Light Sources (ALS)
Participants will learn about the electromagnetic spectrum and use ultraviolent, visible, and infrared wavelengths utilized by forensic professionals to locate and document various types of physical evidence.

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Participants will learn how basic trigonometry and the physics of motion can be used to interpret bloodstain patterns and determine their angle of impact, area of convergence and origin.

“Mock” Crime Scene
A “mock” crime scene will be set-up and participants will process it and determine who is responsible for the crime by utilizing equipment, skills, and techniques discussed in previous sessions.