December Challenge//My 1st Crime Scene

Hey guys!

Today I did my first crime scene. No, it wasn't not a real crime scene. I have Forensic Science Investigation. I wanted a chill science class and I thought it would be fun to learn how to do criminal investigation for a year. 

So far, it's going great. I learned a lot of new skills, like how to lift fingerprints, compare hair, and make a report. It's a really fun class and if you have a class similar to it in your school or community center, I definitely recommend checking it out. It's amazing to see how criminal investigators work. 

But why am I telling you guys this? I learned a few things that I thought I knew, but apparently didn't. Here's the run down...

DOUBLE CHECK EQUIPMENT
This could be applied to many situations, but during bagging and tagging of the evidence, our group found out we didn't have the ink used to roll prints off of people. Rookie mistake. Only 3 out of 9 groups actually had the product in their tool box. We totally forgot rolling prints off the dead body needs ink. Next time we'll be ready.

LOOK EVERYWHERE. YES EVEN ON THE CEILING
If it weren't for the fact that the dead body was speaking in Tagalog about us missing something, then I wouldn't have found the bloody knife taped underneath the chair. Yes, I said knife. Don't worry it was plastic. We also saw a piece of paper in between two shelves. The paper wasn't important, but it was a good idea to check because it might've been important if it were a real crime scene. So check everywhere if you're looking for something important. 

NOT EVERYONE WILL BE HELPFUL
Almost everyone was working hard on the crime scene. Except two people, who were suppose to be doing the walk though and noting all the items we were collecting, instead were standing around, doing nothing. Now we have to work harder to make sure we have everything by the time we have to turn in our report. The only way to deal with these kind of people is to either confront them about it or just note it somewhere and avoid working with them for any future projects.

IF THEY AREN'T HELPFUL, THEN AVOID AVOID AVOID
Let's be serious here, you know you don't want to work with the people who do nothing to help the team. So avoid them as much as you can. These two particular people didn't do much when we were learning the skills in the beginning of the year, so I knew I didn't want to be on the same team as them. But lo and behold, they were on the same team as me. If you can't avoid them, give them a low level step of a project because then it'll be easier to be the ones to take the blame if it all goes wrong and it's easier to change if you absolutely have to.

Although there were some situations during the crime scene, it was a still a good learning experience. Tomorrow my team is going to process the evidence and come up with what happened to the victim. The experience was fun and utilizing the skills I learned was great practice if I ever decide to take up law enforcement. 

That's it for today! What do you think of Forensic Science? Would you ever take a class similar to it? Leave a comment down below! 

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