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Free School Meal vouchers for October half term -

Kent County Council has announced vouchers for food are available during half-term for families whose children are eligible for benefits related free school meals, so that no Kent child goes hungry.

A dedicated helpline has been set up. Families who apply will receive one supermarket voucher of £15 per child.

Anyone eligible for free school meals who needs extra financial support to help feed their children can now visit www.kent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or call the dedicated helpline on 03000 41 24 24. Families have until next Monday 2nd November 5pm to apply.

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BTEC/RSL - Forensic Investigations

Forensic science is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. Forensic science uses highly developed technologies to uncover scientific evidence in a variety of fields. The word forensic comes from the Latin word forensic (meaning “public”) and currently means “used in or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion or debate.” Forensic science is science used in public, in a court or in the justice system; so any science, used for the purposes of the law, is a forensic science.

 

Warning:
Real-life forensic science is quite different from fictional televised accounts

It is a lot less glamorous.

 

Skills you will develop:

  • the capacity to undertake fine, analytical, painstaking work with exceptional attention to detail

  • a logical, unbiased and methodical approach to problem solving

  • a persistent approach and inquiring mind

  • the ability to work well in a team, as well as independently

  • strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate scientific information to non-experts

  • the ability to work to deadlines

 

HOW OBSERVANT ARE YOU?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6B8eeVTUQM

Watch the above clip, take the test and find out!

 

 

BOOKS:

There is no reading list, but you may find the following interesting.

 

 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2018/apr/19/forensic-science-the-tip-of-the-iceberg

https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/forensics/

 

 

WEBSITES:

https://www.all-about-forensic-science.com/

https://aboutforensics.co.uk/crime-scenes/

http://www.forensicsciencesimplified.org/

https://www.aboutbioscience.org/topics/forensic-science/

www.forensicscienceonline.org/25-surprising-facts-about-forensic-science

https://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/possiblehomicide.html

https://www.universalclass.com/articles/law/processing-a-crime-scene.htm

 

THE CONVERSATION.COM

https://theconversation.com/trust-me-im-an-expert-forensic-entomology-or-what-bugs-can-tell-police-about-when-someone-died-124416

https://theconversation.com/how-did-i-get-my-own-unique-set-of-fingerprints-128391

https://theconversation.com/the-human-body-never-truly-disappears-finding-the-remnants-of-a-tragic-end-can-help-us-uncover-atrocities-122817

https://theconversation.com/forensic-science-isnt-reliable-or-unreliable-it-depends-on-the-questions-youre-trying-to-answer-123020

 

YOUTUBE

Scene of crime investigation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liG5CX80a5M

The body farm: Search for the body farm (not the book) It is a farm in the US which researches the decomposition of human bodies.

 

Forensic Files is an American documentary-style television program that reveals how forensic science is used to solve violent crimes, mysterious accidents, and outbreaks of illness.

 

FINALLY TRY THESE ONLINE QUIZZES:

https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/forensics-quiz

https://www.futurelearn.com/info/blog/quiz-could-you-be-a-csi

https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=brc-104-crime-scene-investigations