FRSC 1000: Introduction to Forensic Science

This course will survey the many disciplines of Forensic Science from the crime scene, to the laboratory, and ultimately to the courtroom. It will incorporate expertise in crime scene and death investigations including bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic pathology, entomology, and anthropology. It will also include guest speakers from the fields of forensic biology, chemistry, and pattern and impression evidence. Guest lectures by a range of practicing forensic scientists will give students direct contact with these experts, and a greater understanding of the role they play in the collection, analysis and presentation of evidence in court (3 lecture hours). This course is restricted to forensic science majors.