CHEM 105: Introduction to Forensic Science

Credits 4
A lab course designed for non-science students. Crime investigations will be used to introduce students to the procedures of the scientific method to understand the nature of physical evidence and its role in the legal system. Topics covered in the course will include legal and ethical issues in forensic science and evaluation of crime scenes, as well as the analysis of physical evidence such as fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, inks and papers, arson accelerant, forensic toxicology and drug analysis, bullet and cartridge analysis, forensic serology and DNA analysis.