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ERIC Number: EJ1160679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Digital Forensics
Harron, Jason; Langdon, John; Gonzalez, Jennifer; Cater, Scott
Science Teacher, v84 n8 p31-36 Nov 2017
The term forensic science may evoke thoughts of blood-spatter analysis, DNA testing, and identifying molds, spores, and larvae. A growing part of this field, however, is that of digital forensics, involving techniques with clear connections to math and physics. This article describes a five-part project involving smartphones and the investigation of a hypothetical crime and subsequent mock trial. It was conducted in a forensic science course. Smartphones have become ubiquitous in high schools. For the lesson presented in this article, 31 of 32 students had access to their own smartphones, and, for any who did not, classroom tablet computers were made available to all. Smartphones can be powerful tools to engage students in a variety of scientific explorations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A