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FSCT 8220 - Trace Chemical Evidence

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This course covers the role of the forensic laboratory in the investigation of fibres (which includes textiles and cordages) and glass involved in cases such as break and enter and theft, hit and run, assault, sexual assault, attempted murder and murder; paint that involves vehicles; and other less common types of chemical trace evidence. The forensic chemist's role in discussion of the potential and the proper handling of exhibit materials, laboratory examination and analysis, identification and interpretation of results, and understanding of laboratory reports for investigation and court purposes.

Prerequisite(s)

Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

2.0

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Learning Outcomes

This course covers the role of the forensic laboratory in the investigation of fibres (which includes textiles and cordages) and glass involved in cases such as break and enter and theft, hit and run, assault, sexual assault, attempted murder and murder; paint that involves vehicles; and other less common types of chemical trace evidence. The forensic chemists role in discussion of the potential and the proper handling of exhibit materials, laboratory examination and analysis, identification and interpretation of result and understanding of laboratory reports for investigation and court purposes.

  • Identify potential glass, fibre and paint exhibit materials.
  • Discuss proper preservation, handling and submission of glass, fibre, and paint exhibit materials.
  • Given an exhibit submission, suggest an analytical procedure, briefly discuss the information expected from each step and the forensic conclusions which may be reached.
  • Interpret a report in terms of how it relates to an investigation and significance for court purposes.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

FSCT 8220 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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