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    Jul 13, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

CJFS 3590 - Current Issues in Forensic Science

Goals: To explore and discuss issues that impact forensic scientists, affect the practice of forensic science, and the admissibility of scientific evidence and expert testimony in a court of law.

Content: Challenges to the scientific basis and reliability of forensic science disciplines; key legal rulings on the admissibility of scientific evidence and expert testimony; scientific working groups and standards of practice; laboratory accreditation; professional certification; and the ethical practices and responsibilities of forensic scientists.

Taught: Annually.

Prerequisite: CJFS 3400

Credits: 4 credits