FRSC 8104 - Criminalistics II, 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): FRSC 7104 with C or better

Level: Upper

This course is a continuation of FRSC 7104 (Criminalistics I). The students' repertoire of forensic techniques is extended into the general areas of chemical and biological evidence as well as the introduction of special topics in forensic science. Specific topical focus includes recovery and analysis of arson and explosive evidence; recovery and analysis of toxicological evidence; chemistry and analysis of controlled substances; legal issues connected to controlled substance analysis; recovery and analysis of blood and body fluid evidence; basic blood spatter evidence interpretation; principles and techniques of serology and forensic DNA analysis; and an introduction to forensic anthropology, entomology, odontology and computer and digital evidence. The course culminates in a detailed, practical case study.