ANT 252 - Introduction Forensic Science

An overview of the scientific method and its application to the analysis of physical evidence as it impacts investigations and court proceedings. Topics include the study of basic methods of documentation, collection and preservation of physical evidence; general schemes for the analysis of chemical and biological evidence; identification and individualization of firearms, fingerprints, imprints, documents, hairs, fibers, blood and body fluids, paint, drugs and poisons, patterns, and other materials associated with crimes. The course material is reinforced through the use of actual case studies, hands-on exercises, and class exercises.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016