# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology TSA Competitive Events Correlation by Task

CTE Resource Center - Verso

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TSA Competitive Events 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. TSA Competitive Events: Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Technology Bowl
40 Identify careers that use forensic technology. TSA Competitive Events: STEM Careers
41 Describe the applied skill of deductive reasoning in forensic analysis. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Principles of Technology (Virginia only) ♦ Technology Problem Solving
42 Defend a scientific argument. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues
45 Demonstrate the key steps of the scientific method in forensic analysis by collecting and preserving evidence from a crime scene. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Technology Bowl ♦ Technology Problem Solving
46 Describe the difference between presumptive testing and confirmatory testing. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Technology Problem Solving
48 Describe the historical precedents for gathering and admitting evidence. TSA Competitive Events: Extemporaneous Speech
54 Document a crime scene, using photography. TSA Competitive Events: Photographic Technology
55 Describe witness-interview techniques. TSA Competitive Events: Prepared Presentation ♦ Technology Bowl
62 Define positive control and negative control. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Technology Problem Solving
66 Describe how DNA technology has affected criminal justice. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Debating Technological Issues
67 Describe the extraction and isolation of DNA from living cells. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
68 Describe the technologies used in identifying and analyzing DNA from a crime scene. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
69 Interpret the results of DNA analysis. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
70 Demonstrate the storage procedures for DNA testing evidence. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
74 Analyze alterations made to documents. TSA Competitive Events: Technology Problem Solving
75 Identify the anatomy of a fingerprint and the fingerprint’s value in forensics. TSA Competitive Events: Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
76 Describe the systems of analysis for fingerprints. TSA Competitive Events: Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
78 Describe the materials used to take fingerprints from various surfaces. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
79 Identify fingerprint characteristics. TSA Competitive Events: Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
80 Explain the procedures for analyzing latent prints. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
82 Describe the components of a tire impression analysis. TSA Competitive Events: Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
83 Describe the role of the toxicologist in the forensic laboratory. TSA Competitive Events: STEM Careers
84 Compare psychological and physical dependence. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues
86 Perform preliminary tests in drug identification analysis. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
87 Demonstrate the procedure to run thin layer chromatography (TLC) tests. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
88 Describe the utility of mass spectrometry for identification analysis. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
89 Describe how alcohol is processed through the body. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
90 Describe the procedure used to conduct the primary field sobriety tests. TSA Competitive Events: Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Prepared Presentation
91 Analyze blood-alcohol concentration levels. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
93 Identify the A-B-O antigens and antibodies for each of the four blood types. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
94 Apply test procedures to validate the presence of bodily fluid evidence. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
95 Explain storage/preservation procedures for bodily fluid testing evidence. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
96 Describe the types of blood-spatter patterns. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
97 Conduct a blood spatter analysis to re-create a violent event. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
105 Describe the significance of tool mark impressions in criminal investigations. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Principles of Technology (Virginia only)
106 Analyze tool marks by matching marks to the tool that produced them. TSA Competitive Events: Principles of Technology (Virginia only) ♦ Technology Problem Solving
110 Describe how a gun barrel affects the flight of a projectile. TSA Competitive Events: Flight Endurance
113 Determine the position of the shooter, based on bullet trajectory. TSA Competitive Events: Principles of Technology (Virginia only)
116 Describe the stages of postmortem tissue degeneration, including autolysis and putrefaction. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
122 Differentiate between a male skeleton and a female skeleton. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
123 Determine an age range of a subject, based on the remains. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design
126 Describe the stages of insect metamorphosis in estimating time of death. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design