How is evidence collected and analysed to solve a case?

Solving crime is an important element in our society. Police and other law enforcement agencies now have many technologies at hand in order to solve crime using scientific methods and techniques.

Program Overview

In order to solve a case homicide case, students investigate the evidence that could lead to a conclusion.

Field Operations and Information Services

Students examine physical evidence from the crime scene, such as fingerprints and crime scene virtual reality (VR) photos. They interview suspects and identify their whereabouts on the day in question. This includes: VR 360 crimescene photos, fingerprint recovery, suspect interviews and alibi research.

Lab Operations: Biometrics

Students understand the mathematical biometric measurements that can be taken at a crime scene and used as evidence. This entails electrophoresis, blood typing, polygraph, fingerprinting and more.

Lab Operations: Analytical Services

The evidence collected in the field needs to be transferred and analysed in the lab. Students will use lab techniques such as  UV Spectrophotometry, chromatography, weapons analysis and more to help solve the crime.

Curriculum Focus

Science / Information Technology / Humanities