2013-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2021  
2013-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FORS 6626 - Crime Scene Reconstruction


Prerequisite: FORS 6616  .  Theoretical and practical aspects of crime scene reconstruction will be addressed in this course.  A basic understanding of crime scene analysis, and related functions:  evidence recognition, collection and preservation, documentation, effective search methods, and subsequent laboratory-based analysis of the evidence is required.  Common types of crime scene reconstruction will be explored:  blood stain analysis, shooting incident, and accident reconstruction.  A major focus of this course is to learn how to design and conduct relevant testing, consistent with the scientific method.  The course will conclude with the preparation of a reconstruction report and oral presentation of that work in a legal setting. 
3 credit hours.