Who killed the Otzi the Iceman and Why?
After watching this video, you are asked to consider the evidence uncovered
(literally) by scientists that points to this unsolved murder. Prepare some
notes at home tonight that may help you organize your thoughts as you will be
writing a short story in your journals (during class) tomorrow. What can you
add to what scientists already speculate actually occurred? Use the following
vocabulary terms in the writing of your short story and underline these
terms when used in their appropriate context: autopsy, excavate, skeleton,
homicide, investigation, forensic evidence.
Fingerprint Analysis “Who Dunnit?”
Assignment Due: ATBOC Friday - October 10th
A theft and vandalism occurred in Mr. Krieble’s classroom over the past
weekend. The suspects entered the storage rooms at the back of the class and
what they did not damage, they stole prompting the Sammamish PD to respond and
investigate. The officers on scene collected eight fingerprints left behind by
the suspects and believing they are persons from a previous years’ class asked
that the prints be examined for possible identification to any one of the 5
print cards downloaded from Mr. Krieble’s database. The cameras in the hallway
have enabled the police to narrow the possible suspects identified to the 5
print cards provided.
Your task is to search the database samples (packet) to possibly
identify the suspect(s) who committed this crime.
Who do the fingerprints belong to? One suspect, two, three, all?
Your 8 conclusions/sentences should be typed in a one page report using
the following example format:
• “Suspect print #14 can be identified to the right ring finger of
Database Card #1234.”
• Suspect print #9 cannot be identified as belonging to any of the 5
suspects in the database provided.
If you have made a successful identification, you will be required to
produce a “courtroom ready display” that compares a minimum of 12 total and 4
different minutia that correspond in both the database print and the print
found at the crime scene.
8 conclusions resulting from an analysis of the crime scene prints = 8
pts each (64 points)
Courtroom Display: Correct analysis/comparison of minutia (24 points),
Correct format and professional appearance (12 points)
Assignment Due December 17th
POLICE PHOTO LINEUP
Construct a sequential photo array/lineup that will satisfy the “best
practices” we have studied in class.
The line-up should be organized in a three-ring binder
Cover Sheet (Name, Police Forensics Period #, Police Photo Line-up,
6 photos: suspect photo and five “fillers” or distracters
As discussed in class, avoid these errors as they will affect your grade:
• Fuzzy photo’s
• Photo’s too small – 8.5 x 11 preferably
• Varying necklines
• Different background and lighting
• Facial expressions that create the potential for “bias”
• Handwritten photo numbers
• Photo’s downloaded from Internet
Rubric (70 points Total):
10 points for organization and general appearance (includes cover
60 points for photo line-up (10 points each for photograph)
Without use of a script, you will role play a police training
sergeant who must instruct a class of rookies on conducting a proper police
photo line-up interview. As part of your “class,” you must stage a mock
interview using two other students in class to role play a victim/witness and
interviewer. You should be able to accomplish these objectives within a 10-15
Rubric (70 points):
40 points: Outlines and explains all required procedures that must be
taken in an interview. Explains why these steps must be taken.
20 points: Typed script and lesson plan (cannot use my handouts!)
10 points: Organizes role play that will allow for key learning
objectives to be portrayed and explained to the class.
Typed Forensics Definitions/Vocabulary
Quiz Due December 19th
Eye Witness Lineup Procedures
For each of the terms listed below, look up their definition on line and
"copy-paste" the applicable interpretation of that term as it relates to this
unit of study. Remember the example of "staple" that I used in class...use the
definition as it is used in this chapter/unit. Additionally, copy-paste a
sentence from the chapter OR create your own sentence that aligns with the
definition. There are 18 terms meaning 36 total typed sentences are required.
Rumor has is that systemic and infallible do not appear in the chapter.
Hmmm...I say. How about extra points for producing a sentence on your own that
uses these terms to support the content of this chapter?