Forensic Science Advanced Investigations by Jackie Davenport, Rhonda Brown


Forensic Science Advanced Investigations by Jackie Davenport, Rhonda Brown

FORENSIC SCIENCE: ADVANCED INVESTIGATIONS is part of a comprehensive course offering as a second-level high school course in forensic science, a course area in which students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of chemistry, biology, physics, earth science, math, and psychology, as well as associate this knowledge with real-life applications. This text builds on concepts introduced in FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS & INVESTIGATIONS, as well as introduces additional topics, such as arson and explosions. Following the same solid instructional design as the FUNDAMENTALS & INVESTIGATIONS text, the book balances extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and chapter-opening scenarios. The book's exclusive Gale Forensic Science eCollection(TM) database provides instant access to hundreds of articles and Internet resources that spark student interest and extend learning beyond the book. Comprehensive, time-saving teacher support and lab activities deliver exactly what you need to ensure that students receive a solid, complete science education that keeps readers at all learning levels enthused about science. This two-book series provides a solution that is engaging, contemporary, and specifically designed for high school students. Instructors can be confident that the program has been written by high school forensic science instructors with their unique needs in mind, including content tied to the national and state science standards they are accountable to teaching. FORENSIC SCIENCE: ADVANCED INVESTIGATIONS sets the standard in high school forensic science closed.


1. Overview of Forensics. 2. Interrogation and Forensic Science Reporting. 3. Forensic Laboratory Techniques. 4. Arson and Fire Investigations. 5. Explosions. 6. Body Systems. 7. Physical Trauma. 8. Autopsy and Truthful Reporting. 9. Physiology of Alcohol and Poisons (Toxicology). 10. Advanced Studies of DNA. 11. Forensic Odontology. 12. Entomology. 13. Crime Scene Reconstruction. 14. Cyber Crimes. 15. Criminal Profiling. 16. Capstone Crime Scene Project.

About the Author

Rhonda Brown is the STEM Project Manager for Lake County Schools in Florida. She taught middle and high school science in Indiana and in Florida. Brown developed the Florida state curriculum for Forensic Sciences I and co-authored the Forensic Science II curriculum. She received her Master's in Education degree from Indiana Wesleyan and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Indiana. In 2004, she received National Board Certification followed by East Ridge High School Teacher of the Year Award and the 2005 Disney Teacherrific Award for Outstanding Educational Program. In 2010, she was named Central Florida STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association. Rhonda Brown has been a presenter at several local, state, and national education conferences including the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Florida Association for Science Teachers (FAST). For the 2011-12 school year, she served an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Division at the National Science Foundation. Jackie Davenport teaches earth science, honors chemistry, and forensic science at Tavares High School in Tavares, FL. She is the Small Learning Community Lead teacher for the Science, Technology, and Health Sciences community. Davenport is co-author of the Forensic Science II curriculum for the state of Florida. She earned a Master's in Educational Leadership degree from National Louis University and a Bachelor's in Science Education degree from East Carolina University. Her awards include Tavares High School Teacher of the Year, Lake County Teacher of the Year finalist, the 2005 Disney Teacherrific Award for Outstanding Educational Program, and Disney Teacherrific Special Judges Award in 2003. Jackie Davenport has served as a consultant for the National Education Program. She has also facilitated and presented at several state and national science teaching events, including the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Florida Association for Science Teachers, and Florida Association of Science Supervisors.

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528 pages


Jackie Davenport, Rhonda Brown
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Publication date

26th March 2011



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