Forensic Identification Tour

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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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Forensic Identification Tour

Educators David Spencer and Robin Kapoor organized our a tour of the Forensic Identification Division of Toronto Police Services for Wednesday May 9, 2012. They met at 3:25 p.m. at Tim Hortons, 497 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y1N6 located in front of Canadian Tire at Shoppers World< Brampton. View the map.

The following educators are registered for tour of the Forensic Identification Division of Toronto Police Services. Learn more about Forensic Identification.

  1. Man Cao, Peel Alternative School North
  2. Sylvie Carr, Mississauga West Field Office
  3. Richard Chander, Edenwood Middle School
  4. Lisa Cybulski, Mayfield Secondary School
  5. Zamina Daniel, Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School
  6. Andrea Gruscyk, Bramalea Secondary School
  7. Shweta Gupta, Thorndale Public School
  8. Sandra Halfyard, Mississauga West Field Office
  9. Amanda Hardy, Earnscliffe Senior Public School
  10. Robin Kapoor, Peel Alternative School North
  11. Laura Kirby-McIntosh, Cawthra Park Secondary School
  12. Tracy Letts, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School
  13. Melissa Ma, Hazel Mccallion Senior Public School
  14. Arlene Martin, Mississauga Secondary School
  15. Andrew Monic, Bristol Road Middle School
  16. David Spencer, Peel Alternative School North
  17. Ashley Taylor Earnscliffe Senior Public School
  18. Dao Tran, Louise Arbour Secondary School
  19. Jacklyn Truscello, Heart Lake Secondary School
  20. Tine Walma Mississauga Secondary School

Questions to Ask During the Forensic Identification Tour

  1. What is the most frustrating thing for you about shows like CSI? (Questions like this, perhaps?) What's great about them?
  2. With all the new developments in forensic identification technology, what is a totally old school method that still works great?
  3. What is one technological development that has had the greatest impact on the work you do? How? Explain.
  4. How do you tell the sex of a body when it is burnt beyond recognition?
  5. Can you use DNA or other testing to determine between identical twins (I have identical twin boys)?
  6. How do you determine the murder weapon if everything is covered in blood?
  7. How do you find suspects?
  8. What type of safety equipment do you use at a crime scene? (relate to WHMIS)
  9. What is the education route/ courses necessary to train to work here? What types of careers are there? What are the job titles?
  10. Scenario: Given severalunknown and visually indistinguishable white powders, how you use physical and chemical properties (and physical and chemical changes) to distinguish between them. What equipment would you use?