A presentation of the techniques, skills and limitations of the modern crime laboratory. Discussion of the recognition, collection, preservation and analysis of physical evidence. Emphasis on the nature of physical evidence and the limitations that technology and present knowledge impose on characterization. Attention is paid to the meaning and role of probability in interpreting the significance of scientific evidence. Extensive use of cases enlightens the discussions. Springs.
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.