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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

1. Demonstrate knowledge of multiple different areas of Forensic Science; 2. Recognize the accuracy and limitations of current forensic techniques; 3. Utilize forensic principals to understand case presentations and current news items; 4. Further student understanding of basic science concepts through forensic topics; 5. Foster a continuing interest in science.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2015 FORENSIC SCIENCE-W/VITALSOURCE ACCESS JAMES 4TH 14 TAYLOR
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.