Law and Forensic Science
Is a review and a discussion of traditional and modern legal doctrines governing the admissibility and proper uses of scientific evidence, the criminal defendant's right to discover and challenge the results of government-sponsored procedures for the collection and analysis of scientific evidence, and the indigent defendant's right to hire his own scientific experts at government expense. In addition, students receive training in the forensic techniques and procedures used to develop several of the more common forms of scientific evidence, including fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, ballistics, body fluid analysis, toxicology and forensic pathology, and are instructed in the methods by which such evidence is prepared and presented at trial. A paper is required.
- Date: Tuesday 6:30-9:15PM
- Location: ST108
- Catalog number-Section number: 7990-10
- Course Type: Seminar
- Prerequisites: Pre or co-requisite: Evidence (7560).May Satisfy Writing Req.
- Credits (min/max): 4/4
- Enrollment status: Closed
- Current enrollment/capacity: 24/24
- Reserve population/capacity: 0/0
- Waitlist enrollment/capacity: 0/50
- Grade basis: Graded
- Satisifies Writing Requirement: UCWR
- Exam type: NO EXAM