Forensic Science Day

Wednesday 12 July 2017 - 9.30am - 2.00pm

Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1QU

Cost: FREE


Following the success of the previous Forensic Science Days Kent & Medway STEM is offering pupils the opportunity to be a Forensic Investigator for the day.

The body of a female has been found in a bedsit in Canterbury and it is your job to investigate the death and identify the offender. To do this, you will have to complete 3 tasks.

  1. Crime Scene Investigation:  You have been asked to attend the scene of the death and carry out crime scene investigation – how did the victim die?  What information can you get from the items found at the crime scene?
  2. Blood Splatter:  As forensic investigators we need to have an array of tools that show the presence of invisible evidence, one of which is a the chemical Luminol. This chemical spray shows the investigator the presence of blood stains that are now hidden from them through natural conditions or malicious tampering. In this session you will be using Luminol to test for the presence of blood, learning about the use of Luminol and discovering one of the limitations to this technique.
  3. Finger Printing: One of the main evidentiary types collected from the scene are fingerprints. These can be used to check for suspects against national databases as well as for elimination and identification. 

This event will be run as a real forensic case, so you will gather information throughout the day and decided at the end of the day whether the suspect(s) is guilty or innocent

Take a look at what happened this year at the Forensic Science Day.

Please note: 15 STUDENTS PER SCHOOL - Contact kentandmedwaystem@canterbury.ac.uk for more information or to book

 

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