Who We Are

The case Crackers

The vision of the Criminalistics and Forensics Institute is to empower students to succeed in real world situations and careers by exploring opportunities in Law and the Forensic Sciences. Students will learn about the legal system and develop understandings of scientific approaches to solving real scenarios. 

IS CRIMINALISTICS & FORENSICS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you interested in solving crimes and learning about the criminal justice system? Would you like to examine and collect evidence? If so, you can become an expert on how to understand forensic techniques and learn how science can solve crimes

It helps to be:

  • An ace in the lab
  •  A good observer
  •  A logical thinker
  • Good at math
  •  Good writing skills
  •  Someone who pays close attention to detail.

Our Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR COURSEWORK WILL INCLUDE:

  • Survey of Forensic Sciences
  •  Survey of Law

SOPHOMORE YEAR COURSEWORK INCLUDES

  • Understanding Civil Law
  •  Case studies in Civil Law
  •  DNA Analysis
  • Fingerprinting
  •  Arson & Ballistics (Fire & Bullet Analysis)
  • Tool Mark Analysis (Impressions made by tools on objects)
  • Hair/fiber Analysis
  • Serial killer profiling
  •  Handwriting Analysis

FUTURE POSSIBLE COURSE OFFERINGS

Junior Year

  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Psychology
  •  Exploring DNA
  • Unsolved Mysteries of History
  •  Forensic Anthropology

 Senior Year 

  • Forensic Chemistry 
  • Crime Scene Analysis/Investigation 
  • Forensic Accounting 
  • Analyzing Crime through Literature 
  • Computer Forensics

Possible Careers

  •  Computer Analyst
  • Medical Examiner/Forensic
  • Pathologist
  •  Crime Lab Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  •  Forensic Anthropologist
  •  Forensic Toxicologist
  •  Lab Technician
  •  Forensic Photographer
  •  Arson Analyst
  •  Forensic Chemist
  •  Forensic DNA Specialist

Forensic Science Gallery