Spring 2011 not offered
This course is designed for science nonmajors and majors and will introduce the student to the use of geological materials and techniques in solving crime. Details from actual criminal cases will be used as examples in all the topics covered. The geologic subjects and techniques will be treated from a forensic viewpoint. The overall objective of this course is to give the student knowledge about the applications of geology, geochemistry, and microscopy in forensic investigation and to develop critical thinking skills. A substantial portion of the course will cover the theory and uses of polarized light microscopes.
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FORENSIC GEOLOGY by Murray and Tedrow (this may change due to availability). If this book is unavailable, a course packet will be provided.
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Grades will be based on 2 exams and a paper. Student presentations may be included depending on the size of the course.
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Outside speakers from a variety of fields (forensic scientists, lawyers, police officers, judges) will be invited to address the class. If possible, the course will include a tour of a Connecticut state forensics laboratory.
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