Though the word “forensic” is most frequently associated with crime solving, the word itself comes from the Latin meaning “public” or “in open court’. These days, forensic can apply to most any type of investigatory procedure or person looking into cause-and-effect of a certain condition or situation. There are forensic accountants, forensic engineers, and etc.
To impart the kind of knowledge surrounding the many aspects of any type of investigatory procedure, however, today’s most advanced technology must be used in the classroom. How can you teach a student about forensics without using the kind of technology they would be using out in the field? You can’t – or you certainly shouldn’t.