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Number:SC345
Name:Forensic Science: Death Investigation
Description:This course provides an in depth study of Forensic Science, focusing primarily on Forensic Pathology. This course covers a variety of forensic topics including Forensic Pathology, Forensic Medical Evaluation, Forensic Anthropology, Estimating Time of Death, Wounds, Blood Pattern Interpretation, Fire & Explosion Investigation and more. Classes include lectures, slides, films, hands on lab activities, and guest speakers. The class is appropriate for students majoring in Criminal Justice, Political Science, or Pre-Law. Non-majors will also find the course interesting and informative. (Please Note: Due to the extremely graphic nature of some of the material covered, students should use their discretion in electing to take this Forensics course.)
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):periodically
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

1. Gain knowledge of multiple different areas of Forensic Science involved in death investigation. 2. Comprehend the accuracy and limitations of current forensic techniques. 3. Appreciate how forensic techniques are performed in real life situations. 4. Utilize forensic principals to understand case presentations and current news items. 5. Foster an enduring interest in science.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 FORENSIC SCIENCE-W/VITALSOURCE ACCESS 9781439853832 JAMES 4TH 14 TAYLOR Scozzafava $0 $76 $0
S 2016 FORENSIC SCIENCE-W/VITALSOURCE ACCESS 9781439853832 JAMES 4TH 14 TAYLOR Scozzafava $0 $72 $0
S 2015 FORENSIC SCIENCE-W/VITALSOURCE ACCESS 9781439853832 JAMES 4TH 14 TAYLOR Scozzafava $0 $72 $0
S 2014 FORENSIC SCIENCE 9781420064933 JAMES 3RD 09 Scozzafava $0 $0 $0
S 2013 Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investig 978-1-4200-6493-3 James, Stuart H. 3RD 09 CRC Press I, LLC Scozzafava $93 $70 $0
S 2011 FORENSIC SCIENCE 1-4200-6493-2 JAMES 3 CRC PRESS,I Scozzafava $98 $73
S 2010 FORENSIC SCIENCE 1-4200-6493-2 JAMES 3 CRC Scozzafava $98 $73