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Final Project

In this final project, we put everything we learned in class together to make a short video. I wrote the script, drew out the storyboard, brought in props, and edited. The other members of my group primarily acted in the video with some editing and filming. It was hard to start the project because MCAS … Continue reading Final Project

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Hair Evidence Lab

Hair analysis was interesting, but it was hard to tell the differences between samples. The samples all looked different, but there were not many noticeable differences. The root and end were the easiest to identify. The thickness of the hair was the main difference along with color. The size of the medulla stood out along … Continue reading Hair Evidence Lab

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Ballistics Lab

From looking at powerpoints, matching ballistic barcodes, and using real ballistic matching tools, I have learned that analyzing ballistics is hard. The barcodes matching was easy, but matching ballistics with real tools and real bullets was difficult. A lot of the bullets we looked at looked similar to each other, so it was hard to … Continue reading Ballistics Lab

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Fabric Lab

        In class we performed a fabric lab. This lab was done to see which fabrics were synthetic and which were natural. We used methods that would be similar to those that would help identify fabrics found at crime scene. The tests and observations were for water retention, flammability, reactions to chemicals, … Continue reading Fabric Lab

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RFLP

We were put into groups of two to research and make a PowerPoint that would be presented to the class on different methods of DNA fingerprinting. My group was assigned RFLP, which is the first and oldest method of matching DNA. We split the work in half and did our respective parts of the project. … Continue reading RFLP

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Sherlock Holmes

The Sherlock Holmes story and the article I read both focused on observation. An essential part of Holmes’ method to solve crime is by using observational skills. “To both see and observe: Therein lies the secret.” His keen observation skills allow him to solve crimes by merely looking at the crime scene and the victims. … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes