So let's practice some forensics...
1. Hair fiber analysis-
Play this game to learn more about how hair is used in forensic science. Click below:
Hair Detective Game
2. Fingerprint Analysis-
(Needs Adobe Flash): https://web.archive.org/web/20131226061738/http://www.trutv.com/shows/forensic_files/games/fingerprint/index.html
DO THIS --> Hands on Forensics-
Study your OWN fingerprints
Materials needed: clear tape, No. 2 pencil or charcoal, paper.
1. Using your pencil color in a square on your paper that is about 1 inch x 1 inch. Keep coloring the square in with the graphite of the pencil until it is a dark and shiny in color.
2. Rub one tip of your finger in the square of graphite coloring until it is covered in graphite.
3. Press a piece of clear tape gently and carefully on your fingertip (fingerprint). Do not shift or move the tape once it is on your fingertip as it will cause the fingerprint to smear.
4. Carefully peel the tape off your finger and tape it on to a clear space on your paper. You should see your fingerprint.
5. Label which finger the fingerprint is from (example: right hand/thumb or left/pointer (index) Record the fingerprint pattern (arch, whorl, loop).
6. Repeat with other fingers.
3. Handwriting Analysis
Analyzing handwriting (Graphology) can be used to legally identify people, like in the case of verifying the authenticity of an autograph...
or in this case where a forgery is suspected...
DO THIS -->
Check your own graphology skills by matching the signatures below: (Answers given in station 3.)