BCJ 351 Forensic Science
3 Semester Units
Forensic Science explores the forensic investigation process and procedures. Students will learn how to identify, gather, and analyze multiple types of evidence through contemporary case studies. This course is designed to make the subject of forensic science comprehensible to a wide variety of students who are, or plan to be, aligned with the forensic science profession.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define and distinguish forensic science and criminalistics.
- Describe proper techniques for packaging common types of physical evidence.
- Understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative analysis.
- Understand the use of DNA computerized databases in criminal investigation.