Sep 28, 2022  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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NATSC 226 - Forensic Science and Lab


Prerequisites: Enrollment in Biology, Criminal Justice or Legal Studies major; or consent of instructor
Investigates the relationship of the crime laboratory to the criminal justice system. Students learn the services provided by a crime lab; the scientific and legal constraints placed upon criminalists; the theory and practice of collecting, preserving, and analyzing of physical evidence. Laboratory experiences include analysis of microscopic evidence; identification and individualization of physical and chemical objects; development of latent fingerprints; rolling and classification of fingerprints; some instrumental analysis; and thin layer and paper chromatography.

4 credits
Fall, Spring



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