After securing an area deemed to be significant to their "case", students begin preparing their crime scene for processing.
There are two field schools available at the undergraduate level - forensic anthropology field school (ANT306H5) and forensic identification field school (FSc306H5). Both offer students a chance to utilize the skill sets they have gained in lab to investigate, secure, and process a mock crime scene. The field schools are designed to be as realistic as possible in order to maximize the student's learning experience. Students experience the pressure of working in an intense environment while utilizing their critical thinking skills. They are also trained in equipment and software programs, such as 3D imaging techniques, total station, and how to integrate handheld technology (ie. smart phones, tablets) into crime scene documentation.