Using GPS in Forensic Science

Date Added: Jun 2009
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This paper covers the introduction of GIS and handheld GPS as problem solving tools in a forensic science class. The students looked at crime mapping and considered how crimes can be location based and conversely how safety can be related to location as well. The students used GIS and GPS data combined with photos of the school area to develop a safe route to school from a local railway station. The introduction of GPS and GIS to forensic science was successful in allowing students to examine a problem in a different way and present a series of solutions to the class and then develop a group response.