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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRJ 380 - Survey of Forensic Science


Units: 3
The forensic comparative process; studies of microscopic characteristics of various types of physical evidence. Topics include firearms and tool identification, impression evidence, technical photography and preparation of laboratory findings for court.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Explain the function of physical evidence in the solution of crime;
  2. Evaluate a crime scene and select items of physical evidence that will assist in the solution of a crime;
  3. Assess the results of a laboratory examination of several types of physical evidence, including a description of both the capabilities and limitations of the examination result;
  4. Explain the reasonable inferences (conclusions) that may be drawn about a range of physical evidence items, including the ability to compare alternate explanations for the evidence.




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