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Graduate Catalog 2013-14

CJ 509 Principles of Forensic Science II: Advanced Criminalistics

A continuation of the introduction to investigative and laboratory techniques used in the forensic analysis of criminal offenses at an advanced level. Examined are forensic pathology, anthropology, and toxicology; firearm, toolmark, trace material, questioned document, drug, arson, and bombing evidence. Major emphasis is placed on the legal aspects of evidence, including investigator and examiner documentation and reporting, and courtroom process and testimony. Prerequisite: CJ 508 or permission of the instructor. (3)

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