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View Resource Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet Database

This website contains comprehensive information relating to forensic DNA analysis. It has material from an introductory to an advanced level on forensic DNA technology. The material provides general information on DNA markers that are of interest to human identification. The site contains both introductory and in-depth discussions of short tandem repeats (STRs) and other DNA markers currently...

View Resource A Headache to Die For

This case study uses the example of product tampering that occurred in Seattle in 1986. It will help students develop their understanding of how evidence is compiled to develop a criminal case. This material would be appropriate for undergraduate classes, specifically in a course of forensic science for non-science majors. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The...

View Resource Cyber Sleuth

In this lesson, learners use a Web-based customized version of ImageJ to investigate the properties of digital images as they relate to forensic science. Several images are taken from criminal evidence (ATM documents, license plates, etc.), but require image enhancement to reveal full detail. A set of micrographs of hair samples is also provided, and, after classifying and measuring the samples,...

View Resource Exploring Relationships in Body Dimensions

This article, created by faculty members of both San Jose State University and the South Dakota School of Mines, presents a dataset containing physical measurements for 507 physically active individuals. These data can be used to demonstrate simple descriptive statistics, least squares and multiple regression, or discriminant and classification analysis. The author states that "this can be used...

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