FRSC 100 - Reasoning in Forensic Science 3 hours
Forensic science is the application of scientific methods to matters of legal concern. This course will provide students with an overview of forensic science and establish the role it plays in the criminal justice process. Students will gain an understanding of general concepts in forensic science through the application of the scientific method to the analyses of various types of evidence.
The laboratory component of the course will address basic methodologies and techniques used in the analysis of forensic evidence. Activities will provide students the opportunity to frame investigative questions and, in turn, to analyze evidence. Students will use data appropriately, interpret results and evaluate the significance of their findings by generating conclusions appropriate to the forensic context. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 106 or higher.