This Nuffield Working with Science unit featured experiments derived from forensic techniques but could only give the 'flavour' of a scientific investigation of a crime. The unit aimed to emphasise the basic needs, in a scientific investigation of evidence, of accurate observation, careful comparisons, and accurate recording and assessment of results.
Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes D.
The unit was revised and republished for the CPVE edition of the project in the 1980s. Guidance for this version appears in the Tutors’ Handbook.
Section 1: Forensic science
Section 2: Fingerprints
Section 3: Stains
Section 4: Forgery
Section 5: Evidence at the scene of the crime
HEALTH and SAFETY
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