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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LJS 4503 - Evidence and Crime Scene Investigation 3 SP

This course will help the student fully understand criminal evidence law, the basics of criminal procedure, and the science of criminal investigation.  The course covers forms of evidence, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, examination of witnesses, testimonial privileges, and the concepts of relevancy and materiality.   You will be introduced to the rules of criminal procedure, including the exclusionary rule, searches and seizures, interrogations, and the pretrial identification procedures.  The course will include crime scene investigation methods, including DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, computer forensics, crash reconstruction, DUI enforcement, terrorism, homicide investigations, crime lab analysis and forensics.