Forensic Science 1: Secrets of the Dead

Sevenstar

Course Description:
Justice must be served! Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensics I seeks to guide students into an understanding of God’s desire for both justice and mercy as they investigate the order and design in Creation that enables crime scene investigation. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

Recommended Prerequisites:
None

Course Types Available:
Full course (0.5 credit, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
Science is the orderly study of God’s creation. God’s true nature is partially revealed through the orderly, discoverable, and purposeful scientific laws He established to govern His Creation. Recognizing our limitations and sinful tendencies to worship the creation rather than the Creator, we should use science to encourage and promote life, health, community, and godliness as we seek to take our role in having dominion over the natural world. We can seek to bring glory to God by using scientific reasoning and critical thinking to understand God’s world, man’s role in it, and how to properly relate with our Creator and fellow man. As we pursue scientific truths through the lens of the Word of God, we will be led into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation of His provision and wisdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Approved by: 
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Required Purchased Materials:
None