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Forensic Science

SCIE - 105

Credits: 4

Catalog Year: 2017

Forensic science is the study and application of science to the processes of law; it involves the recognition, collection, documentation, and preservation of physical evidence. This introductory course in forensic science explains how to apply basic scientific principles of biology, chemistry, and physics to physical evidence that is collected at crime scenes. In the laboratory, emphasis will be on scientific methods utilized in the examination of various items of physical evidence, such as fingerprints, impressions, DNA, hairs, fibers, drugs, paint, and fire debris

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