2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog

AJS 170 - Forensic Science

Description: Characteristics and elements of forensic science and the processes of collecting, preserving and analyzing different types of physical evidence. Includes organization of a crime laboratory, crime scene processing and legal aspects.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Forensic science 
  2. Physical evidence 
  3. Physical properties: glass and soil 
  4. Organic analysis 
  5. Inorganic analysis 
  6. The microscope 
  7. Hairs, fibers, and paint 
  8. Drugs 
  9. Forensic toxicology 
  10. Forensic aspects of arson and explosion investigations 
  11. Forensic serology 
  12. DNA 
  13. Fingerprints 
  14. Document and voice examination 
  15. Forensic science and the Internet 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define the elements and characteristics that make up forensic science. (1) 
  2. Identify the components of physical evidence. (2) 
  3. Identify the different aspects of a crime laboratory. (3-7) 
  4. Illustrate the processes for handling drug cases. (8) 
  5. Describe components of forensic toxicology. (9) 
  6. Identify forensic aspects of arson and explosion investigations. (10) 
  7. Identify and discuss the role of DNA in today's criminal evidence. (11,12) 
  8. Apply principles and procedures of fingerprinting to the crime scene. (13) 
  9. Discuss utilization of documents and voice examinations. (14) 
  10. Identify the role of the Internet on forensic science. (15)