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Goals: To develop knowledge of the principles and methods of handling, analyzing, and interpreting forensic microscopic evidence. Content: Forensic microscopy: using stereo, brightfield, and polarized light microscopy to examine and compare hairs, fibers, glass, drugs and other evidence using refractive index, birefringence, microcrystal morphology and other techniques. Ethics in the forensic sciences: quality in the forensic science laboratory; the responsibilities of forensic scientists; and expert testimony. Taught: Annually, spring Prerequisites: CHEM 1140 and CJFS 3400 with grades of C- or better Corequisite: CJFS 3600 - LAB: Forensic Microscopy Credits: 4
Hardin, Glenn, "CJFS3600-UG.Forensic Microscopy.Sp17.Hardin,Glenn" (2017). Syllabi. 12371.