2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    May 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FO 530 - Introduction to Criminalistics

(3.00 cr.)

An introduction to the problems and techniques of scientific examination of forensic physical evidence with emphasis on documentation and interpretation of physical patterns. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical bases of methods of comparison and their influence on scientific interpretation of evidence. Topics include scientific photography, imprints, impressions, tool marks, gunshot residue, and cordage and textile examinations. Laboratory exercises include forensic photography, analysis of fingerprints, hair, gunshot residue, and footwear outsole patterns.

Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Summer
Years Typically Offered: Annually

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