Catalogue 2016 - 2017

FS 310 Crime Scene Processing


3 cr.


FS 201, FS 240, and CHEM 209/CHEM 219.

Course Description

This course presents a detailed study of crime scene investigation through the eyes of the forensic scientist. The course, for the forensic science major, illustrates the role of the forensic scientist in responding to the crime scene and follows an investigation through the trial process. A major focus will be evidence recognition, documentation, and collection techniques at the crime scene. A detailed analysis of the developing common law is included so that the student will be immersed in the legal processes of major criminal investigations.