Apr 09, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FOSC 2240 - Crime Scene Management

Lec. 3; Cr. 3

This course is the capstone course for Technical Diploma in Forensic Science: Crime Scene Management. In this course, each student will demonstrate their understanding of the fundamental theories of physical evidence, practically applied; and the legal consideration involved in its collection, preservation, and presentation in court. The student will discover that the solution of crime focus increasingly upon discovery of various forms of physical evidence at crime scenes and subsequent scientific analysis. The student will be able to effectively communicate the importance of being aware of physical evidence at all incidents to emergency service first responders, and understand the need for those responders to be skilled in the recognition and preservation of physical evidence for laboratory processing. This capstone course will culminate with a practical exercise whereby the class will utilize a team approach at a realistic crime scene. Team members will present all their findings the following day to a District Attorney, Senior Arson Investigator, and a Criminalist who will critique their work. This will be a true judge of how well the students have learned the skills and techniques given in the forensic science program.

Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230 , FOSC 2231 , FOSC 2233 , FOSC 2234 , and FOSC 2241  with a grade of “C” or better or the consent of the Head, Division of Health Sciences and Business Technology.

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