This one-semester course provides a complimentary class to Forensics 101. Students are exposed to different techniques dealing with the application of scientific methods for the examination of physical evidence in the criminal justice system. This course includes the biological, chemical, and physical elements relevant to the field of forensic science. Topics covered may include hair and fiber analysis, handwriting analysis, and explosives, as well as toxicology of drugs and alcohol. The analysis of constitutional law and its application to forensic science as well as an introduction to criminology and victimology will be covered. Because of the nature of this course, the photographs shown in this class are actual crime scene photographs. The photographs and the accompanying discussions are sometimes graphic and may be disturbing to some students.
*Prerequisite: Intro to Forensics