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Number:SC348
Name:Forensic Science: Evidence Evaluation
Description:This course provides an in depth study of Forensic Science, focusing primarily on Forensic Laboratory Analysis. This course covers a variety of forensic topics including Fingerprints, DNA Identification, Firearms, Ballistics, Trace Evidence, Toolmarks and more. 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. Classes include lectures, slides, films, hands on lab activities, and guest speakers. (Note: This forensics course does not include graphic material.)
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):periodically
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge of multiple different areas of Forensic Science Recognize the accuracy and limitations of current forensic techniques Utilize forensic principals to understand case presentations and current news items Further student understanding of basic science concepts through forensic topics Foster a continuing interest in science.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2014 FORENSIC SCIENCE JAMES 4TH 13
F 2013 FORENSIC SCIENCE JAMES 3RD 09
F 2012 Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investig 1-4200-6493-2 James, Stuart H. 3RD 09 CRC Press I, LLC
F 2012 Text Information Not Yet Supplied ZZDIRECT NONE MBS
F 2011 FORENSIC SCIENCE 1-4200-6493-2 JAMES 3 CRC
F 2010 FORENSIC SCIENCE 1-4200-6493-2 JAMES 3 CRC
F 2009 FORENSIC SCIENCE 1-4200-6493-2 JAMES 3 CRC PRESS,INC.