Sep 19, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AN 364 - Forensic Science (3)

This course focuses on the use of physical and biological evidence for both legal and humanitarian reasons. The course will explore methods by which forensic scientists, especially forensic anthropologists, search for, recover, and identify evidence from a variety of crime scenes. Topics include the history of forensic science, the physical and biological parameters of evidence, the methods of life history reconstruction of a crime victim, and the ethics of forensic analysis. Recovery methodologies will be addressed through field trips to forensic laboratories and mock excavations. SP, alternate years.