This one-semester course provides an introduction to the application of scientific methods for the examination of physical evidence in the criminal justice system. Students are introduced to the history of forensic science and the basics of crime scene processing and evidence analysis. This course will include the biological, chemical, and physical elements relevant to the field of forensic science. Topics covered may include fingerprint and eyewitness testimony, DNA analysis, and bloodstain pattern analysis. Cases of serial killers will also be studied. Because of the nature of this course, 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.