This assignment will require you to listen to a podcast and complete the presentation note and be
prepared to talk about your podcase for 10 minutes to the class. There is an outline to help you with
your thoughts, but you can expand from that sheet. Each presentation will be unique and there will be
no duplicate topics. As a result, there is a sign-up sheet for the podcasts chosen. This assignment will
review different sciences used in forensics as well as opposing views of its worth. There are a number of
podcasts pre-selected that a student will present on and others will have a choice to pick their own case.
The sign-up sheet is a first-come, first serve format.
Review the sign-up sheet, the pre-selected podcasts under the "Wrongful Convictions" podcast and any
case in the podcast "Forensic Tales", so you are totally familiar with the choices. After reviewing the
choices, please sign-up for presentation topic.
You will also be required to take notes on each presentation. There is a pre-made sheet will also help you
with taking the important notes. This sheet is only there as an aid for note taking and it is up to you to
take complete notes. Keep a sheet for each presentation made as you will have to refer back to it
towards the end of sem.
After all presentations are complete, then you will write a self-reflection essay on what you learned
about forensic science in the criminal justice system.
Sign-up: Due by 3/2/23
In class, review the sign-up sheet, the pre-selected podcasts under the "Wrongful Convictions" podcast
and the cases in the podcast "Forensic Tales", so you are totally familiar with the choices. After reviewing
the choices, please sign-up for presentation topic and time slot.
Podcast Assignment Due May 2, 2023 (before class) (20 points)
Listen to your chosen podcast. Be prepared to talk to the class on you podcast for 10 minutes. This is not
a formal presentation and no power points are needed. It will be an informal discussion, but you have to
know your podcast in detail. You will have to submit the presentation notes sheet for your podcast to the
assignment box in Brightspace. The notes for your podcase will be in typed full sentences and
paragraphs, in APA style, so the teacher (I) will have a complete understanding of the podcast that you
listened to. This is an informal writing assignment, but APA rules still follow.
Forensic Tales Podcast: The presentation will discuss the overall facts of the case (tell us
what the case is about), discuss the investigative steps (how did the police figure it out)
and discuss the forensics used in the case. Be sure to identify any significant barriers in
the case. Also include the outcome of the case. If the investigation should/could have in
a different direction, then discuss that as well.