FOR 230

Criminalistics & Lab

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 As needed Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 4

Lab Fee: $30

Pre-requisites: None

This course is about how to handle crime scenes, from the initial notes of the first responders, to the final delivery and storage of the last piece of evidence at the forensic laboratory. Criminalistics focuses in detail on the processing of the crime scene itself. This includes the recognition of physical evidence, the documentation of it, the preservation of evidence, the process of individualization, the relationship of pieces of evidence to each other, and ultimately, the construction of hypotheses about what kind of human behavior would produce the specific array of evidence recovered.