Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRJS 4650 - Crime Scene and Medico-legal Death Investigation

5 credit hours
In-depth look into crime scene and medico-legal death investigation. The manners, mechanisms, causes of death, and post-mortem changes, and wound interpretation are explored. The student will learn how to apply postmortem conditions to criminal investigations to confirm or refute evidence of wrongful deaths. The course will emphasize crime scene search, recognition of physical evidence, techniques and methods for collection, preservation and transmission for laboratory analysis of evidence, and the courtroom presentation of investigators’ actions at the crime scene. A component of this course will involve development of/participation in a mock crime scene investigation.

Prerequisite Course(s): CRJS 3200, 4800



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