Partners in Crime: Integrating Forensic Science and Writing

by: Erik Hein

Partners is Crime is a project-based initiative, funded by various sources, including the Toyota Tapestry grant, which strives to keep education interesting while closing the achievement gap through collaborations with other teachers and members of the community. The partnerships in the community range from various areas of the police department to the assistant district attorney. Students who take part in the project delve into forensic science by participating in such activities as mock crime scenes, and writing depositions which incorporate inquiry learning and formal writing skills, which play an important role in the investigation process.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2006Stock # ss06_029_07_54Volume 029Issue 07

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