Real-life CSI - Forensic Psychology

Real-life CSI - Forensic Psychology

Lesson 5 of 6 in this unit

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  • Year 9 - 10
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Lesson summary

Students will learn about forensic psychology, with a focus on lie detection (including some of the technology used), and eyewitness testimony and its limitations.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand the use and importance of forensic psychology
  • understand the use of psychology and technology in the detection of lies
  • understand what memory is and how it influences eyewitness testimony.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • explain what forensic psychology is and some of the ways it is applied to solving crimes.

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21st Century Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • communication
  • critical thinking
  • ethical understanding
  • problem solving

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions (v9): 

Year 10 Science:

  • explain how scientific knowledge is validated and refined, including the role of publication and peer review (AC9S10H01)
  • analyse the key factors that contribute to science knowledge and practices being adopted more broadly by society (AC9S10H03)

Syllabus outcomes: SC5-12ESSC5-13ES

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy

Time required: 65 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and assistance with practical work required

Resources Required

  • a device capable of presenting a video and slide deck to the class
  • a willing teacher to take part in the activity
  • Real-life CSI slides.

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This is an original Cool+ lesson.

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