Academic Catalog

CJ550 Forensic Science

This course takes a comprehensive look at the field of forensic science, or criminalistics. Case studies and information about the most current technologies in forensic analysis are used to instruct students on the methods for properly identifying, collecting, and preserving crime scene evidence. Students study how to evaluate crime scene evidence by developing fingerprints, examining documentation, and identifying bullets. Students also explore the history and scope of forensic science and how it applies to laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system.