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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJA 236 Criminalistics

Fall and Spring

This is the first course in the Forensic Science curriculum.  It is designed as a scientific overview of several areas of forensic science.  some of the areas of study are history of criminalistics, legal aspects of evidence analysis, expert witnesses, ethics, fingerprinting, impression evidence, handwriting analysis, trace analysis, firearms, forensic serology and DNA analysis, fire debris analysis, explosives, drug analysis and toxicology.  This course is cross-listed as FCM210.  3 class periods. 1 three-hour laboratory (FCM211/CJA237). Corequisite: CJA237

4 credit hours