Somerville Secondary College

Forensic Science

Featured Learning AreaScience
Additional Learning AreasApplication of Science to Criminal and Civil Laws
Learning Capabilities DevelopedCritical/Creative Thinking


Forensic Science is the application of Science to solve crimes. Forensic Scientists collect and analyse evidence from a crime scene that will allow the police to determine exactly what happened and who probably committed the crime. This elective aims to introduce students to the skills and knowledge of how forensic investigations work. You will explore the topics of Crime scene protocol, Fingerprint identification, Evidence Analysis (hair and fibre), Blood, DNA analysis. You will learn step by step how to make observations and how to collect, record and analyse data to draw conclusions and to answer the ultimate question……who did it?