Forensic Science

POLC 2010

This course is designed to provide a foundational overview of forensic sciences in relation to the concepts, disciplines and principles of forensic sciences in their application to modern policing practices and justice. Students are introduced to the history of forensic science, an overview of the commonly utilized scientific disciplines (e.g. forensic biology, medicine, pathology, population genetics, odontology, anthropology, toxicology, chemistry, psychology, document examination, ballistics, and crime scene) and the use and implications of forensic sciences within policing. Through the application of practice standards, students concentrate on developing analytical techniques to recognize, collect and preserve physical evidence that is presented in a professional manner in court case-based scenarios. Such activities allow students to understand the complexities of evidence examination and uses of physical evidence for investigating and solving crimes within the criminal justice system.



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Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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