The Competitive Events that the Texas Public Service Association has have been designed by field specific professionals and are aimed at teaching and exposing high school students to the different career fields in public safety and law.
Forensic science is any science that can be applied to the law. Forensic scientists look at evidence with scientific principles in mind. Though much forensic work applies to criminal cases, sometimes it applies to civil proceedings as well. Some forensic scientists focus on crime scene investigation, at the scene where a crime was committed, searching for clues that will help other investigators figure out what happened.
The purpose of this event is to encourage criminal justice students to demonstrate their ability to properly analyze blood stain patterns based on source, direction, angle of impact, and trajectory.
To encourage competitors to improve their ability to properly secure, search, diagram, photograph,and document a crime scene.
This event will measure the student competitors; knowledge, skill, and ability to process a fingerprint from discovery through laboratory analysis and reporting.