Investigating forensics

A criminal case has just been opened.  Your task is to help close it.

Have you ever wondered how forensic science works?  You may have seen police and crime lab work on television but what is a real forensic science investigation like?

This site includes information and activities that recreate some of the challenges forensics experts deal with.  You will learn first-hand about forensics by taking on the roles of Forensic Archaeologists, Anthropologists, Entomologists, Botanists, DNA Analysts, and Stable Isotope Analysts.  Each of your tasks will be a real job that a forensic expert does and every step is important to solving the case. Think carefully, but if you get stuck there are hints to help you.

Additionally, there are expert videos on each discipline, photographs of practising forensic scientists at work in the field and in the lab, and a detailed textual library in the "Resources" section.  Links to these resources occur at the end of each activity.

CAUTION: THIS SITE CONTAINS IMAGES THAT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING.

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