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A few weeks ago, Year 11 Science 21 students went to the police museum in Brisbane to experience life as a crime scene investigator. During their visit, they were greeted by the museum clerk who summarised a real life murder that was committed 10 years ago. The students were shown pictures of the crime and evidence and the clerk outlined every aspect involved in solving a case. They then had to solve the fake museum murder of “Karen Cranky”.  This involved gathering evidence from the museum crime scene, analysing police and coroner reports and outlining who the offender was and why. During this process, students realised that crime scene investigators aren’t as glamorous as shown on popular TV shows and that it takes some time and hard work to solve real life crimes.
Rhana Ralph
Science Teacher