Oct 19, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAJ 318 - Introduction to Forensics

This course explores the subject matter and methods forensic investigators use when searching and recovering evidence from crime scenes.We examine approaches to forensics across multiple disciples including anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, law and justice, geological sciences, physics, psychology, and sociology. The goal is to provide a broad overview for students interested in exploring forensic careers. ANTH 318 and LAJ 318 are crosslisted courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify major developments in the history of forensic science
  • Identify specialized fields which contribute to the forensic investigation
  • Describe the ethical issues facing the forensic scientist
  • Employ forensic examination and comparison techniques on evidence
  • Demonstrate procedures associated with crime scene processing
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing
  • Summarize court decisions concerning scientific evidence
  • Appraise current literature, materials and developments regarding scientific evidence
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