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Introduction to Scientific Inquiry and Crime Scene Investigation

This course introduces students to the investigation of a crime scene. "Tunnel vision" bias is avoided by using scientific methodology in crime scene management practices. This enables students to determine the roles of different actors in crime scene investigation. Students also learn to evaluate the relevance of physical evidence and understand how the stages of the investigation are connected to the data collected from the scene. Students are taught the connection between the scientific methodology used by forensic experts and the formulation of their reported conclusions. 3 credits

School of Natural Sciences