Forensic Science   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Colleges of Law General Catalog

LAW 7580 - Forensic Science

The goals for this course are to explore various types of forensic evidence used in criminal and civil cases, and to master the legal basis for admissibility and limitation of such evidence. The course will also provide a basis for interaction with forensic scientists and experts in the practice of law. Students will study applicable standards in numerous forensic subfields (e.g., DNA, documents, firearms, digital evidence, fire science/explosives, pathology/serology/toxicology, fingerprints and accident reconstruction.) Units: (2 units)