2016-2017 Semester Catalog

FOSC 2012 Forensic Trace Evidence

Trace evidence is often divided into two categories; chemistry and microscopy. This course is an introductory course in trace evidence to include the sub disciplines of hairs, fibers, arson, gunshot residue, explosives, paint, fracture match and fabric impression examinations and comparisons using microscopic and instrumental techniques. This course will also give the student who is interested in laboratory or CSI work practical experience in the area of trace evidence and how it relates to forensic science.