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  • Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation is a fantastic and fun way to introduce and engage young people in thinking and linking the STEM subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It also enables young people to see how all these areas crosslinks as well as incorporating the broader and cross curricula aspects such as communication, social development skill and team working. 

  • Our After School Forensic and and Crime Scene Investigation only Programmes with hands on activities which are age appropriate for children KS2 (year 3 to year 6/  age (8-11).

  • All session activities allows young people to be hand-on. 

  • Each session enables children to develop working scientifically, using their inquiry skills, enriching their scientific knowledge, inspiring, stimulating and motivating them to aspire to be confident, independent and ambitious young people.

Typical  6-9 Week  Programme

 

  • Our Forensic and Crime Scene investigation activities are all age appropriate. You get to have fun, work as a team whilst learning about how the Science of Forensics helps in  assisting Crime Scene Investigations.

  • Held on School premises ​

  • After School Enrichment

Session Activities

Session 1: 

  • ​Introduction to the Science of Forensics and Crime Scene Investigations Techniques and types of evidence recovery

Session 2: 

  • Taking Fingerprints (ink prints), Analysis and pattern classification.

Session 3: 

  •  Dusting and development of Latent Finger-marks

Session 4:

  • DNA evidence retrieval at crime scene

Session 5

  • Footwear mark pattern analysis

Session 6

  • Toolmark cast

Session 7: 

  • Hairs and fibre analysis

Session 8: 

  • Handwriting analysis

Session 9: FINAL SESSION 

Where young people put their newly acquired skills and knowledge the various weeks to use. 

  • Mock Crime Scene Investigation Tabletop (in groups

 

After School Forensics

and Crime Scene Investigation   

Every Contact Leaves a Trace

“Every Contact Leaves a Trace” Dr. Edmond Locard's Exchange Principle

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After School Forensic and CSI Club

Attention to Detail

Analytical Skills

Evidence Gathering and  Analysis 

 

  • Each week’s session builds up knowledge and skills required to examine a mock Crime Scene at the end of the 6-9 weeks programme. Children would have developed some key skills to assist them with their examination to eliminate victims and identify the suspect.

  • Students will have to think about: 

  • Potential contamination issues 

  • Use of appropriate PPE

  • Victim elimination

  • Suspect identification

  • appropriate packaging 

  • Integrity of exhibits from crime scene

  •  Working as a team they work methodically   organise the relevant evidence, piecing together clues, writing examination reports, analyse witness statements and present their findings- where relevant  

  • All children taking part will be awarded a certificate of participation at the end of the 6-9 week session.

Skills and attributes

 

Some of the skills and attributes required and developed as a CSI to examiner Crime Scenes and working Forensically include but not limited to the following:

  •  Careful and methodical approach to work and an ability to prioritise and take appropriate action. 

  • Good attention to detail and keen observation skills for finding and recording evidence.

  • Being meticulous 

  • Use of Scientific vocabulary

  • Focused

  • Good communication skills

  • Good written skills

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Good Analytical skills

  • Team working 

  • Organised 

  • Staying calm under pressure

  • Patience to collect, record and store evidence

  • Taking ownership of scene examination

  • Commitment

  • Mini Mock Crime Scene Investigation are age-appropriate level.

  • Aim to be informative, fun, educational and inspiring. Young people put all the skills and knowledge they have acquired or built upon to assist them to work collaboratively as a team using their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to assist them to examine the mock scene whilst learning about how Forensics helps and assists in crime scene investigations.

Team Work

Methodical Approach

Team Work

School Clubs & Workshops

WHO DUN IT ? 

Together Making Science Fun, Inclusive, Inspiring, and an Unforgettable and Memorable Experience   

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