Introduces specialized tools and scientific aids used in criminal investigation. Applies investigative techniques to specific situations and preparation of trial evidence. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the contributions, methods, and equipment of the forensic sciences in the investigation of criminal offenses. It is a continuation of ADJ 236 - "Principles of Criminal Investigation".
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Prerequisite for this course is ADJ 236 or division approval.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
B. learn the methods of processing physical evidence in the laboratory
B. Laboratory processing of evidence
C. Physical evidence traces
G. Tool marks
H. Paint and glass
Related topics at the discretion of the instructor