A general overview of the field of forensic science, the application of “science,” and the scientific method to the law. Topics such as criminalistics, including firearms and toolmarks, trace evidence, fingerprints, toxicology, and biological evidence, such as serology and DNA. Forensic pathology, forensic odontology, forensic anthropology, and forensic psychology will be introduced. An experience oriented component will be provided by currently active forensic specialists. Three credit hours.
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