FRSC 8113 - Forensic Scie Tech Prof Prepar, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): FRSC 7104 with C or better

Corequisite(s): FRSC 8111

Level: Upper

This course is intended for students typically in their eighth and final semester of the four-year Forensic Science Technology curriculum and is to be taken concurrently with FRSC 8111. The course is designed to prepare the student to enter the workforce and/or continue their education at the graduate level. Students will learn the details of topics such as resume and cover letter preparation, interview success, the importance of ethical behavior in the field of Forensic Science, and theoretical and practical aspects of crime laboratory work including a look at standard operating procedures and quality assurance practices. A debate on current issues and legal decisions challenging the validity of scientific testing procedures commonly performed in Forensic Science will also be held. Students will also be required to prepare and deliver expert witness testimony in a mock courtroom setting.