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    Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LEA 104 - Forensic Science

Number of Credits: 3
Review the history, theories, principles, and practices of evidence collection and analysis of evidence in crime scene investigations; explore related medical and legal issues. Apply forensic science principles to the resolution of criminal investations. Topics include DNA evidence, fingerprints, firearms examination, and identifying/preserving trace evidence. Available to Police Academy students only. Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Biological and Physical Sciences

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Summarize the history and evolution of forensic science. (GE1, PG1, PG4)
  2. Explore the various forensic science disciplines and how they are related. (GE2, GE3, PG4,).
  3. Practice evidence collection and preservation. (GE2, PG3, PG4)
  4. Explain the effects of forensic science on court proceedings. ( GE1, GE3, PG1, PG4)
  5. Analyze the importance of expert witness testimony. (GE1, GE2, GE4, PG4)
  6. Explain the basic principles of forensic science and describe how these principles are applied to various disciplines. (GE1, PG1, PG4)

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