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Criminal Justice students learn about forensics procedures

As part of program curriculum, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Criminal Justice students recently dissected cow eyes in class, in an effort to learn more about forensic procedures. 

The scope of the activity differed slightly from what many of us experienced in biology class, with students approaching the task within a forensics framework. Following an initial focus on the proper use of lab tools, students went on to learn about the various parts of the eye, while also uncovering some secrets that had been previously unknown.
students practicing students perform dissection

In this particular examination, students discovered that two of the eyes studied were afflicted by disease, after finding tumors behind the eyeball. A third eye showed the presence of an old wound; one that would have been otherwise undetectable without the procedure.

Through the examination, students learned more about tools of the forensics trade, as well as the importance of looking beyond face value to gain valuable information that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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