# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology ITEEA National Standards Correlation by Task

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

ITEEA National Standards Correlation by Task

In this course, the following tasks/competencies reinforce the standards listed beside them. Teachers may identify additional reinforcements in locally developed instructional materials.

Task/Competency Number Task/Competency Statement Standards
39 Define the term forensic science. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology
40 Identify careers that use forensic technology. ITEEA National Standards: 4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology ♦ 6. The Role of Society in the Development and Use of Technology
41 Describe the applied skill of deductive reasoning in forensic analysis. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
42 Defend a scientific argument. ITEEA National Standards: 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems
43 Demonstrate general lab skills necessary to the field of forensic science. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
44 Describe lab safety skills related to the forensic sciences. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
45 Demonstrate the key steps of the scientific method in forensic analysis by collecting and preserving evidence from a crime scene. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
46 Describe the difference between presumptive testing and confirmatory testing. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems
47 Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving
48 Describe the historical precedents for gathering and admitting evidence. ITEEA National Standards: 7. The Influence of Technology on History
50 Describe how a crime scene is investigated. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems
51 Describe the legal considerations for working in a crime scene. ITEEA National Standards: 4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology
52 Describe the services of the crime laboratory. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems ♦ 3. The Relationships Among Technologies and the Connections Between Technology and Other Fields
53 Document a crime scene, using a sketch or scene documentation software. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
54 Document a crime scene, using photography. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology ♦ 3. The Relationships Among Technologies and the Connections Between Technology and Other Fields
55 Describe witness-interview techniques. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
56 Describe evidence-collection techniques. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
59 Analyze trace evidence, using light microscopy. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
60 Describe the testing procedure for any piece of trace evidence. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving
62 Define positive control and negative control. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
63 Interpret the results of a false-positive test and a false-negative test. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology
64 Generate a comparison of two pieces of physical evidence. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving
66 Describe how DNA technology has affected criminal justice. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems ♦ 4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology ♦ 6. The Role of Society in the Development and Use of Technology ♦ 7. The Influence of Technology on History
67 Describe the extraction and isolation of DNA from living cells. ITEEA National Standards: 14. Medical Technologies
68 Describe the technologies used in identifying and analyzing DNA from a crime scene. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
69 Interpret the results of DNA analysis. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems
70 Demonstrate the storage procedures for DNA testing evidence. ITEEA National Standards: 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
71 Describe the methods used to authenticate original documents. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
72 Demonstrate techniques in ink analysis. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
73 Describe the methods used in comparing handwriting samples. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
74 Analyze alterations made to documents. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
75 Identify the anatomy of a fingerprint and the fingerprint’s value in forensics. ITEEA National Standards: 4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology
76 Describe the systems of analysis for fingerprints. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
77 Describe how to fingerprint subjects. ITEEA National Standards: 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
78 Describe the materials used to take fingerprints from various surfaces. ITEEA National Standards: 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
80 Explain the procedures for analyzing latent prints. ITEEA National Standards: 14. Medical Technologies
81 Describe the procedure to make casts and molds of shoe impressions. ITEEA National Standards: 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
82 Describe the components of a tire impression analysis. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
83 Describe the role of the toxicologist in the forensic laboratory. ITEEA National Standards: 14. Medical Technologies ♦ 3. The Relationships Among Technologies and the Connections Between Technology and Other Fields
85 Classify the most commonly abused drugs, including toxicity and the effects on the body. ITEEA National Standards: 4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology
86 Perform preliminary tests in drug identification analysis. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
87 Demonstrate the procedure to run thin layer chromatography (TLC) tests. ITEEA National Standards: 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
88 Describe the utility of mass spectrometry for identification analysis. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
91 Analyze blood-alcohol concentration levels. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
92 Calculate blood type probabilities, using Punnett squares. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
94 Apply test procedures to validate the presence of bodily fluid evidence. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
95 Explain storage/preservation procedures for bodily fluid testing evidence. ITEEA National Standards: 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
97 Conduct a blood spatter analysis to re-create a violent event. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
98 Describe the chemistry of fire. ITEEA National Standards: 3. The Relationships Among Technologies and the Connections Between Technology and Other Fields
99 List the conditions necessary to initiate and sustain combustion. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
100 Identify the signs of an accelerant-initiated fire. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 20. Construction Technologies
101 Identify the methods used in searching a fire scene. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
102 Describe how to collect and preserve arson evidence. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving
103 Analyze flammable residues. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
104 Describe the types of explosives and their evidence, post-detonation. ITEEA National Standards: 20. Construction Technologies
105 Describe the significance of tool mark impressions in criminal investigations. ITEEA National Standards: 4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology ♦ 8. The Attributes of Design
106 Analyze tool marks by matching marks to the tool that produced them. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 8. The Attributes of Design
107 Distinguish among firearm characteristics. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 8. The Attributes of Design
108 Distinguish between a bullet and a cartridge. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology
109 Describe the testing procedures used for gunshot residue. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
110 Describe how a gun barrel affects the flight of a projectile. ITEEA National Standards: 2. The Core Concepts of Technology ♦ 8. The Attributes of Design
111 Describe the relationship between barrel size and caliber. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 8. The Attributes of Design
112 Demonstrate ballistics recovery and examination at a crime scene. ITEEA National Standards: 12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems
113 Determine the position of the shooter, based on bullet trajectory. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 2. The Core Concepts of Technology
114 Compare firing pin impressions from different sources. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology ♦ 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 8. The Attributes of Design
115 Distinguish among internal ballistics, external ballistics, and terminal ballistics. ITEEA National Standards: 14. Medical Technologies
116 Describe the stages of postmortem tissue degeneration, including autolysis and putrefaction. ITEEA National Standards: 14. Medical Technologies
118 Compare the coroner and medical examiner systems and responsibilities. ITEEA National Standards: 13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems
119 Describe causes of death and their associated injury patterns and characteristics. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving
120 Describe the legal necessity of establishing postmortem interval (PMI). ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving
121 Define the terms forensic anthropology and forensic entomology. ITEEA National Standards: 1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology
122 Differentiate between a male skeleton and a female skeleton. ITEEA National Standards: 14. Medical Technologies
123 Determine an age range of a subject, based on the remains. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
124 Describe the differences in skull features used to determine the race of a subject’s remains. ITEEA National Standards: 14. Medical Technologies ♦ 4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology
125 Determine a subject’s height by analyzing the long bones of the body. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 14. Medical Technologies
126 Describe the stages of insect metamorphosis in estimating time of death. ITEEA National Standards: 10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving ♦ 14. Medical Technologies ♦ 5. The Effects of Technology on the Environment