Sep 23, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

FRSC-100 Survey of Forensic Science

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
This course is a general introduction to the field of forensic science. This course examines the history of field of forensic science and explores various forensic sciences and their relation to presentation of evidence and problems of law. This course introduces the major concepts and areas of specialty within forensic science and the professional requirements for careers in these areas. This course reviews current guidelines for quality assurance/control and certification/accreditation within the field.

Course Outcomes
1. Explain the historical development of forensic science and its application to the law 2. Explain the role of the forensic scientists in evidence collection and analysis and in presenting material within the legal system 3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the ethical and procedural standards of the field 4. Explain the principles of quality control and quality assurance and their application within forensic science 5. Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and application of the various sub-disciplines within forensic science 6. Demonstrate an understanding of the processes and procedures for certification/accreditation within the field