Credits: 0.5
Term: On Demand, Spring 2018

Forensic Science Part I recommended but not required.

Course Description:

Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined.

Topics & Concepts:
  • Unit 1: Drug Evidence
  • Unit 2: Forgeries and Document Examination
  • Unit 3: Forensic Toxicology
  • Unit 4: Paint, Soil, and Other Trace Evidence
  • Forensic Science II Midterm Exam
  • Unit 5: Forensic Entomology
  • Unit 6: Forensic Anthropology
  • Unit 7: Digital Evidence
  • Unit 8: The Future of Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science II Final Exam

Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.