Forensic Materials Processing

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3 sem. hrs.

This course considers the forensic application of anthropological and archaeological techniques to identification, recovery, and initial processing of physical evidence from crime scenes. Students will be introduced to the anthropological methods in crime scene identification, recording, and evidence recovery. This course will explore the characteristics of physical evidence and the requirements for the collection, preservation, and packaging for recovered material. The laboratory setting will be utilized for investigating physical evidence characteristics. Prerequisites: ANT 205, 210, or 255