Forensic Science
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Preparing for Trial

These activities are designed to further students' understands of courtroom practice and policies. They will also prepare the student for their potential role as a lawyer, judge, or witness in a court case, real or pretend.

Handwriting Analysis: Students will learn about graphology and the role handwriting analysis plays in the court while using a graphics program to compare two handwriting samples.

Witness Reliability: This activity gives students the opportunity to question their memories and those of witnesses. Testimony about personal experiences is frequently used during an investigation, and can even make or break a case. Students will consider how accurately people remember what they have seen and what factors may play a role in what we can remember and describe about something we have witnessed?

Common Court Objections: If your students are participating in a mock trial, this resource contains a list of common objections and their roles in the court room.