CRJ0360: Crime Scene Investigation: The Real Art and Science of Forensics Today | Instructor: D.F. Pace.
This course is an overview of the field including realities and falsehoods of the mass media. An introduction to criminalistic procedure; how the sciences are used at and after crime scene investigations. Fingerprints, DNA, firearms analysis, hair and fibers, document examination, and more. Crime scene investigation procedures, including preserving the scene, transporting, storing and analyzing evidence will also be discussed, in addition to identifying "court-worthy" evidence and how that evidence needs to be handled to be admissible in a court of law. Mock crime scene simulations and visiting experts who work in the field will be presented to exemplify and articulate the process of closing the case with the right expert testimony.