Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Real Investigators... RCMP Forensics on 16:9

Viewing Questions... Copy and paste these questions into word and answer prior to watching the show. Be sure to familiarize yourself, and read over the questions before watching the show...

16:9 The Bigger Picture – “Life Behind the Yellow Line” Questions

1. Where did the story take place?
How long did the cameraman, Jarvis, follow the RCMP forensic team?

2. What time did the break in occur? (what time did the suspects crash through the door?)

3. What did the victim do? Was he in the house when the police “took down the suspects”?

4. What did the “bad guys” who committed the break and enter try to access?

5. What is the investigative officer’s job…
find the  ______
_________ the ________
and _________________________________________

6. What does the investigator find in the yard?
Name 3 things.

7. What was found farther away in the yard in the snow?

8. How is every piece of evidence marked when found?

9. What do the investigators do when they find an item? Name 2 things investigators do.

10. What do the real officers do more than anything?  (hint: What do investigators “take” lots of?)

11. a) How many forensic investigator cases did the cameraman of 16:9 follow? ________

b) For how long? ________

12. Does finger print , DNA and face recognition analysis happen within the same time frame as what’s on the tv show, CSI?

13. How long does it really take to get DNA back? _________ to __________ months.

14. Do finger prints really pop up on a computer screen with on-line matches?

15. What do the real officers do more than anything?  (hint: What do investigators “take” lots of?)

16. What does a blood splatter analyst do?

17. a) If there was a crime that involves a head injury what would you see lots of?

b) If there isn’t very much blood, what has happened?

18. Briefly state in 4-5 points on what an investigator does to rebuild or reconstruct a skull, or what considerations they must make.

19. Describe what the blood splatter analyst does in the “blood room”. What does the investigator need to recreate the scene?

20. If a drop of blood is circular, what does this say about how the victim was struck?

21. What does “amino black”, a chemical that is sprayed, do to help investigators?

22. How is crazy glue and duct tape used in an investigation? What do these 2 common house -hold tools help investigators find?

23. How does the facial reconstructive artist bring dignity back to the man whose skull was found on the beach. Why is her work important?

Reflective Longer Answer…

24. How does the facial reconstrive artist bring dignity back to the man whose skull was found on the beach. Why is her work important?

25. What are other expectations or challenges of the job? What are the rewards of the job?

26. How has tv shows like CSI, create false expectations by the public for real police forensic officers? What do people need to be aware of?

27. Why do you think on the t.v. show, CSI, being an investigator is shown as being “cool” and “sexy”.  How would you describe the reality of being a forensic investigator?

Assessment Information

 End of Year Assessments... N
Next week there will be the grade 7-8 Math Diagnostic Test; the week after, the Social, Science tests will be given June 22, 23... And we just finished the RAD (Reading Diagnostic test) and Math 8 AFL (Provincial Assessment for Learning) test... There has been lots going on... So it's important that students stay on top of things and stay focused!

Are the grades included on the report card from the Math 8 AFL? Yes they are. I have photocopied and will mark the multiple choice part of the test for the AFL, being that it has to be submitted to the Ministry of Education. The  Math Diagnostic  and final RAD assessment will also be included. Keep in mind these marks will have the SAME LEVEL OF WEIGHT on the report card as any other test or major assignment. These marks will be included, because the Ministry of Education and the Board Office has noticed that when marks are included, students tend to take the assessments more seriously, and make more of an effort to prepare for the assessment.

I have also decided to include these marks on the report card, because there was class time used in teaching and student preparation for the assessments. Therefore being that significant time was given to preparation, we should include the marks. For the grade 8 Math, for questions on the AFL for information not yet explored, students were given short mini-lessons to help prepare for this portion of the test, in addition to practice questions given in 2 preparation booklets. Answer keys and additional instruction time at recess, was also provided in the week prior to the test.
The Math 8 AFL practice preparation booklets are more than just "practice". Students are expected to complete the booklets to the best of their ability (showing evidence of trying) and hand these in prior to the Diagnostic test on Monday, June 13th. After the diagnostic test, we will continue to explore solving equations and geometry.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or give me a call. I am always willing to explain rationale or share my thoughts... 
Ms. SM