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2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog 
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAWE 225 - Introduction to Forensic Science

3 hrs (Sem I, II, Summer)
This course is an overview of the following aspects and theories of criminalistics as related to the crime scene and its investigation. Included will be laboratory procedures and capabilities; crime scene searching and sketching; photography; firearms and toolmark identification; fingerprints; shoe and tire impressions; headlamp examination; arson; microanalysis of trace evidence such as glass, hairs, fibers, paint, and explosives; drugs and toxicological analysis; serology; instrumentation; document examination; preservation of evidence; and the importance of forensic science in the courtroom. The course will emphasize the newest techniques and equipment available. This course is offered online only. 3 lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to Distance Education students enrolled in the Law Enforcement Studies Concentration.