Survey of Forensic Science
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Goals: To develop knowledge of how ordinary, everyday objects become evidence and how that evidence is collected, analyzed, and interpreted; to gain experience in examining evidence, to practice providing written and oral reports on laboratory activities, and to develop skills in expert testimony. Content: Roles and responsibilities of forensic scientists; the nature of physical evidence; evidence collection, analysis and interpretation; admissibility of scientific evidence; the scope, potential, and limitations of forensic science; the ethical responsibilities of forensic scientists; and oral and written communication through scientific presentations and report writing. Taught: Annually. Prerequisites: CHEM 1130 or CHEM 1500 Corequisite: CJFS 3400 - LAB: Survey of Forensic Science Credits: 4
Hardin, Glenn, "CJFS3400-JA.Survey of Forensic Science.Sp16.Hardin,Glenn" (2016). Syllabi. 6617.