3 Credit Hours
Forensic evidence is a critical element in the modern criminal justice system because it is used to seek convictions and exonerations. This course studies the application of science to law as it relates to crime. It explores the importance of systematic crime scene processing and collection of physical evidence, as well as scientific principles and techniques used by forensic scientists. Topics explored include crime scene investigations, death investigations, fingerprints, and blood spatter. In addition to lectures, case examples, videos, and activities will be used to present the subject matter.