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SOC - 240
Introduction to Forensic Studies

(3 cr.) - Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course is intended to offer students an overview of various elements of the criminal investigation process, from police detective work to forensic science processes.  We will use a sociological perspective to examine such topics as: homicide investigation, cold case files and police investigative techniques and an introduction to forensic analyses including fingerprinting, ballistics, forensic accounting, cyber forensics and DNA processes.  Students will learn about changes over time, investigation techniques and science applications in the criminal justice system and how these changes have affected political, social and economic interests in society.




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