Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

CRJU 405 - Criminalistics II

3 Credits

(Spring)
Prerequisite(s): CRJU 201, CRJU 202, CRJU 203, CRJU 316, CRJU 328, CRJU 403. An Introduction to the complex scientific methods used in modern-day criminalistics with a concentration on biological evidence, determining cause of death, and the analysis of organic/inorganic matter. You will focus on the collection, preservation, and analytical study of biological evidence as it relates to criminal activity. Many of the vital phases of forensic investigation are explored by means of lecture, laboratory experiments, field trips, and other applied assignments. Students will learn how to accurately recognize analytical techniques such as chromatography, spectrophotometry, and other methods that are used to evaluate evidence collected at a crime scene. Each student will also study the reconstruction of mock biological evidence (i.e. body fluids, stain patterns of blood, deoxyribonucledic acid) from crime scene scenarios.