FOR 190 - Legal Issues Pertaining to Scientific Evidence
This course highlights the relationship between legal decision making and forensic science. Evidentiary foundations for types of forensic evidence are presented, and legal evaluation of scientific validity is discussed. Issues pertaining to chain of custody procedures; methods of forensic analysis; identification of individuals; and the relevance, materiality, credibility, and competence of the evidence are examined.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: FOR 100 or permission of instructor.