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Live Class: Forensics

Original price was: $690.00.Current price is: $655.50.

Embark on a captivating journey into the fascinating realm of forensic science with Apologia’s Live Online Course! Discover the diverse disciplines within forensic science, from medical examination to trace evidence analysis. 

These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts. – Zechariah 8:16 NIV

*Please note that there is some sensitive and graphic content covered in this course. Parents, please see below note. 

GRADE LEVEL: 11th – 12th (recommended)
CLASS DATES: Aug 19, 2024-May 5, 2025
TIME: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm ET
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J. Austin Powell

CFE, M.A. (PhD in progress)

Mr. Powell is an accomplished law enforcement professional with Senior-level policy advisory experience and skill in preparing testimony and/or official responses to Congress and personally providing testimony to a state-level General Assembly. He is recognized as an expert in policy development affecting worldwide operations of a Cabinet-level Federal law enforcement agency, to include writing portions of U.S. law signed by the President. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Advisory Council.

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Apologia’s Live Online Forensics class delves into the intersection of scientific facts and justice, recognizing the importance of truth in forensic investigations. Students will uncover biblical principles woven into the fabric of justice and learn how forensic science aligns with timeless principles. Register now for an enriching experience that combines scientific exploration with a biblical worldview!

Pre-Requisites: None
Course Credit: One High School Science Credit

Included Class Materials

  • Digital ebook version of Exploring Creation with High School Forensics by Joseph A. Prahlow, M.D. (digital ebook access included in class)

Note to Parents: The information in the book used for this course is compiled by Dr. Prahlow – a forensic pathologist and Deputy Medical Examiner with the Department of Pathology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan.The images in this textbook are real, and the stories are true. Crime, death, and forensics might seem like an odd topic of study in high school, but as a Christian you know that our world is fallen. Sin exists, and choices are made by our fellow human beings that sometimes require a team of experts to ensure justice is served.

If your student is considering a career in law enforcement, forensic science, pathology, or any other segment of study that involves dealing with sin in our world, you are in our prayers! Our world needs more Christians in these fields. Your student can make a difference and be a light in a set of dark circumstances that surround these topics at times.

Apologia has spent years working with Dr. Prahlow and his team of experts designing this book for your student. And while there certainly are disturbing topics covered in this book, we did our best to present them in a God-honoring manner.

Please note that by no means do we consider this textbook to be all-inclusive. It is, however, meant to be a primer for high school students who may be interested in pursuing a career in these fields. Students will be able to experience these topics for the first time in a Christ-centered home environment. Some of the material and subject matter in this book is shocking, and, at times, violent. Parents, please be aware of this fact and prayerfully consider the contents before enrolling your student in this class for mature high school students. We recommend checking in regularly with your student and offering them emotional support as they study this material. Thank you.


Parents will be responsible for the completion and grading of labs; a lab supply list will be forthcoming.

Required Class Materials

  • Computer with microphone

Course Topics

  • The United States Legal System
  • Fingerprints
  • Trace Evidence Hairs & Fibers
  • Impression & Toolmark Evidence
  • Toxicology & Chromatography
  • Firearms Examination
  • Death Investigation & Forensic Pathology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Bloodstain Evidence
  • Forensic Serology and DNA Testing
  • Other Forensic Sciences
  • Crime Scene

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