Scientific analysis and examination of physical evidence for forensic purposes. Covers fingerprints, shoe prints, tool marks, glass, soil and mineral evidence, firearms identification, paint chips, and arson and explosive evidence. Includes the history of forensic science, functions of the crime lab and criminalist career specialties. Prerequisites: None.
NOTE: DUE TO THE VIOLENT NATURE of the field of FORENSIC SCIENCE, students should be aware that some topics discussed in the lecture and the lab may be considered sensitive.
||10:30AM - 1:20PM
||Aug 27 - Dec 19
Students MUST enroll in one lab class for lecture class 36008.