220 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022

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This course provides students with an introduction to forensic science.  Topics to be covered include forensic analysis of physical evidence, firearms, fingerprints, autopsy, documents, entomology, anthropology and DNA.  Specifically, the course will introduce students to the history of forensic science, careers in the field and the biological, chemical and technological practices involved in crime scene processing.  Students will be required to collect, examine, test, interpret and solve problems using the scientific method.  Communicating scientific information orally and in written form will be stressed as will complex reasoning and critical thinking skills.

An appropriate level of maturity is required.  Students will be exposed to disturbing pictures, videos, readings and discussions related to crime scene investigations.  Students will never be forced to interact with material they find uncomfortable, however, alternative assignments will not be made available.

We are welcoming students to class this fall either via a hybrid in-person/online learning model in NYC or via fully remote, synchronous online classes. 

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