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F01-01 Observation Skills

F01-01 Observation Skills


"You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear." This famous quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle says all you need to know about Sherlock Holmes.  It also is a very important aspect of solving crimes.  In Forensic Science, the need to properly observe while processing a crime scene is the first, most fundamental skill to learn.

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This is the first video lesson, so it's a bit longer than the others will be.  There are three videos, and you should watch them in order.  When you've finished, take the quiz to the right of this page.  Finally, take a look at this OBSERVATION ESSAY for some additional insight on this topic.  Be prepared to discuss all of this in class, as this will be typically what we'll do.  Enjoy!

Source: (c) 2005, R. L. Lesnick, Gamma Investigative Research, Inc.

Part 1, Introduction to Forensic Science

Part 2, Observation in Forensics

Part 3, Observation Skills