Glencoe Science Level Blue
Humans and Heredity
Criminals and DNA fingerprinting
People who work as crime scene investigators can be called upon at any time of day to help solve a crime. Many times, DNA is used to help solve crimes that otherwise would go unsolved. What is DNA and how is DNA fingerprinting used to help solve crimes?
Research the process of DNA fingerprinting and how it has helped police find and prosecute criminals in a court of law. Use the information that you gather to write a job posting for a crime scene investigator or a person who works in a DNA lab.
1 class period to research DNA fingerprinting and write the job posting.
Genetic Science Learning Center
Basics of DNA Fingerprinting
Create a DNA Fingerprint
Guide to College Majors in Crime Scene Investigation