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A Case of Mistaken Memory?

This case explores the fundamental principles of memory, eyewitness accuracy, and police questioning techniques in witness identification in a crim ...


A Classic Case of Serial Murder

In this case study, a newly appointed medical examiner uncovers an unusual trend in drowning cases, which she suspects may be the work of a serial ...


A Headache to Die For

This case, based on an actual case of product tampering that occurred in Seattle in 1986, was designed for use in an introductory course in forensi ...


Accidental Drowning or Foul Play?

This case was developed for use in the first semester of a sophomore organic chemistry laboratory to illustrate how a combination of techniques is ...


Burning Down the House

In this lab-based case, arson investigator “Marie Stanforth” comes under suspicion when her ex-husband dies in a fire. Students assume ...


Caught Red-Handed

Was the "Brooklyn Butcher" of 1926 a cold-blooded killer or was something less sinister at play? This interrupted case study introduces students to ...


Dem Bones

In this case study, a forensic anthropologist must determine the age and sex as well as look for signs of trauma to a skeleton found in a shallow g ...


Disaster at the Daisys’

This directed case study was written to help students understand both organic and inorganic analysis of forensic evidence. It tells the story of a ...


Fatally Flawed?

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, was first detected in China in late 2019 and rapidly spread thro ...


King Tut's Family Secrets

This "clicker case" is based on several articles published in 2010 that determined the genealogy of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun based ...


Murder by HIV? Grades 5-8 Edition

This case study gives students an opportunity to draw a conclusion about an actual crime that was prosecuted in Louisiana. A physician was accused ...


Murder by HIV? Grades 9-12 Edition

This case study gives students an opportunity to draw a conclusion about an actual crime that was prosecuted in Louisiana. A physician was accused ...


Murder by HIV? Undergraduate Edition

This case study gives students an opportunity to draw a conclusion about an actual crime that was prosecuted in Louisiana. A physician was accused ...


The Boy in the Temple

This interrupted case study examines molecular genetic evidence reported in scientific literature to determine the fate of Louis-Charles, son of Lo ...


The Case of the Druid Dracula

This case is based on a lurid crime featured on the BBC program Crimewatch in December 2001 that was solved thanks to forensic DNA analysi ...


The Case of the Druid Dracula: Clicker Case Version

This “clicker case” is a modified version of another case in our collection by the same name. It uses a PowerPoint presentation (~3MB) ...


The Sad But True Case of Earl Washington

In 1983, Earl Washington "confessed" to a violent crime that he did not commit and was sentenced to death row. After spending seventeen years in pr ...


Thomas and Sally

Did Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, have children with his slave Sally Hemings? This PowerPoint clicker case explores this ...


What Do We Tell the Sheriff?

Students explore the issues involved in investigating and reporting on a scatter of skeletal remains to the police in this case study.  In add ...