ADMJ 66 Forensic Evidence (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course introduces students to forensic evidence. Topics include history and sub-disciplines of forensic science; duties of investigative personnel; and the scientific methods, analytical instruments, and crime scene techniques used to recognize, document, preserve, analyze, and correctly interpret physical evidence.
C-ID AJ 150
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Summarize the crime scene investigator's role in the proper techniques of recognition, identification, collection, and preservation of physical evidence and what could potentially be of evidence.
- Outcome 2: Articulate an understanding of criminalistics and its application to criminal investigations.
- Outcome 3: Relate knowledge in the biological and chemical concepts underlying the examination and analysis of crime scene evidence.
- Outcome 4: Select proper methods of analysis for common items of physical evidence found at scenes.
- Outcome 5: Compare and contrast the role of federal, state, and local laboratories in the analysis of physical evidence and how it relates to the requirement of the investigator or the crime scene.
- Outcome 6: Demonstrate knowledge of the expert witness role and how to prepare and present evidence in a legal setting.
- Outcome 7: Prepare and package items of evidence for processing and storage.
- Outcome 8: Document a crime scene and evidence using accepted methods of photographs, notes and sketches.