Credit Hours: Min: 4; Max:
Description: This course aims to explain the scientific principles and techniques behind the work of crime scene investigators (CSIs) and will be illustrated with various case studies. Topics will include crime scene investigation procedures and principles, collection and physical evaluation of evidence, fingerprint classification, blood analysis and much more. Labs will focus on method analysis of crime scenes. Current trends in forensic chemistry addressing scientific, technological, and societal effects will be explored. This course emphasizes the importance of investigation and the legal process through accurately questioning, hypothesizing, analyzing data, concluding, and communicating. Additionally, scientific processes will be applied in focused lab activities.