Catalogue 2016 - 2017

FS 152 Crime, Science, And Justice.


3 cr.


BIO 101 or BIO 107/BIO 117

Course Description

In the United States since 1989, there have been hundreds of post-conviction DNA exonerations in criminal cases. These exonerations have taken place across the entire country and are not limited to geographical areas. Many of those exonerated were serving sentences on Death Row awaiting execution at the time of their exoneration and served an average of 12 years in prison before their release. This course will present the background, causes, and processes to prevent unjustified convictions in future criminal cases. Actual cases will be studied in detail. The course is presented to all students as an informative modern day discussion on this important topic.