Forensic Technology

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Learning Justice Through Science in the Classroom

Forensic Technology with application in Biotechnology
Prerequisite(s): Biology I

Forensic Technology with application in Biotechnology is designed for students seriously interested in any of the forensic sciences as a career field, particularly ones involving biotechnology. It is a challenging course because of the amount of college-level material. Students will learn how to process crime scenes, perform DNA analysis, complete refractive index tests on glass samples, analyze blood spatter patterns, and participate in seminars which are designed to discuss case studies. Students will be required to perform standard laboratory protocols, and follow the scientific method in all analyses. Students will learn various techniques used in the different forensic sciences, for example, 90 entomology, osteology, anthropology, forensic botany, toxicology, and DNA analysis. This course is especially recommended for students who have a strong science background.

Crime Scene Processing James Danford – (Wakefield) – North Carolina State Police Metro Transit Police 2014
1st place – Medical Terminology – Isabelle Wal
Death Investigation Ian Goodridge (Yorktown) – B.A. West Virginia University – U.S. Army – Criminology D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office 2014
1st place – Medical Math – Zeke Salas
Trace Evidence Gretchen Butt (Washington-Lee) – B.S. Boston College – U.S. Army – Forensic Science Arlington Sheriff’s Department 2014
2nd place – Medical Math – Sam Barrett
DNA Analysis Jenna Dutcher (HB Woodlawn) – B.S. Anthropology – Big Data Arlington Police Department 2014
3rd place – Medical Math – Karla Reyes
Document Analysis Colleen Cooper (Yorktown) – B.S. West Virginia University – Forensic Science George Mason University Forensic Science Program 2014
3rd place – Job Skills Demonstration – Kastlee Ashton
Criminal Psychology/Psychiatry Madhavi Liyanage (Washington-Lee) – B.S.N. – Virginia Commonwealth University – Nursing Ashleigh DiSerio – Forensic Psychologist 2013
1st place – Medical Math – Kalyn McNulty
Prints and Impressions Udari Liyanage (Washington-Lee)  – B.S. – Virginia Commonwealth University – Biology Metropolitan Police Department – DC 2013
2nd place – Medical Math – Helen Iraheta
Forensic Toxicology Carolyn Serraino (Yorktown) – B.S. – George Mason University – Psychology U.S. Federal Marshals’ Service 2013
1st place – Medical Terminology – Micah Wilson
Forensic Biology (Anthropology, Entomology, and Odontology) 2013
3rd place – Medical Terminology – Katherine Castro