This is an interdisciplinary course taught by members of the law and forensics faculties at Hofstra. It is intended for undergraduate students majoring in criminology/forensic science. Students in FOR 195 will collaborate with law students enrolled in a class focusing on the use of expert witnesses to develop the skills necessary to conduct and participate in criminal cases that rely on forensic evidence to prove both the prosecution and defense theories of the case. Both law and forensic science students learn within the context of a simulation and are divided into prosecution-lawyer-expert and defense-lawyer-expert teams.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: FOR 130, FOR 135, or permission of instructor. No liberal arts credit.