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Forensic Science

FORS 2310 - INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE (3 Credits)

Focus on basic principles and uses of forensic science in the American system of justice in the study and application of science to the processes of law, including collection, examination, evaluation, and interpretation of evidence. Review of basic applications of the biological, physical, chemical, medical and behavioral sciences to questions of evidence and law. Emphasis on basic understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the forensic sciences as they are presently practiced. Prerequisite: CRIJ 1301.

FORS 3319 - GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 Credits)

Introduction to the use of geographic information systems for mapping social space. Topics include the social production of space, spatial dimensions of social inequality, the social contest of crime, human ecology, comparisons of urban and rural social space and implications of spatial configurations of social phenomena for program development, implementation and evaluation.

FORS 3350 - FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Survey of topics in the field of forensic psychology including the history, application, research, and psychological principles found in contemporary legal environments. Prerequisite: PSYC 1305. Offered: Fall.

FORS 5389 - PRACTICUM IN FORENSIC SCIENCE (3 Credits)

Experiential learning opportunity in which the knowledge and skills of forensic science are applied in practice while working under supervision in a public or private sector setting. May be repeated once for credit. Offered on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Fee: $10. Offered: Fall, Spring.