Forensic Chemistry (CEAC 459) Course Details

Course Name: Forensic Chemistry
Code: CEAC 459
Pre-requisite Course(s):
Objective: Forensic Chemistry is focused upon the application of scientific methods and techniques to crime and law. The aim of the course centers on recognition, collection, preservation and analysis of crime scene evidence. Recent advances in forensic science specifically relevant to crime detection and analysis will be presented. The students will learn modern forensic methods and use scientific methods to solve problems. The students do not have extensive scientific backgrounds (i.e. chemistry, biology and/or physics). The main goal of this class will be to understand the science behind the techniques used in evaluating physical evidence. This course is a lab-based, hands-on course. Laboratory exercises will include techniques commonly employed in forensic investigations.
Content: Crime scene, physical evidence, physical properties, microscope, chromatography, spectrophotometry, organic analysis, inorganic analysis, serology, blood analysis, microscopic investigations, fingerprints, footprint analysis, hair analysis, DNA, drug chemistry, toxicology, arson, explosives, fiber comparisons, paints, glass compositions, glass fragmentation, soil comparisons, arson investigations.
Term: Elective
Theory: 2
Application: 2
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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