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CJ& 240 - Introduction to Forensic Science

5 Credits
This is an introductory course about forensic science. Topics include crime scene investigation, the collection and preservation of evidence, basic investigative techniques, and different types of forensic evidence.

Course Note Previously ADM J 216.

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students interested in or pursuing a career in the Criminal Justice system.
Active Date 20210403T10:08:00

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
PLA Eligible Yes

Course Outline
  • Criminal Investigations
  • The Crime Scene
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Sketching the Scene
  • Field Notes and Reports
  • Possible Evidence at the Scene
  • Collecting Latent Prints and Fingerprints
  • The Preliminary Investigation
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Specific Crimes

Student Learning Outcomes
Identify the fundamentals of forensic investigation.

Describe basic forensic investigative techniques.

Identify types of evidence and their importance to the investigative process.

Analyze offense-specific classes of evidence common to forensic investigation

Describe the process of crime scene processing, evidence collection and analysis and its role in the successful prosecution of a case.

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