This is an introductory natural science course designed for the non-science, primarily criminal justice, major. The course will cover those biological and chemical fundamentals necessary for the student to understand topics of instrumentation and techniques employed in a crime laboratory. Topics such as matter, atomic theory, chemical bonding, chromatography, hair and fiber examination, blood and drug analysis, toxicology, and DNA typing will be included. The laboratory will include demonstrations and hands-on activities of methods used to study chemical and biological evidence. This course complements the existing CRJ 209 course which emphasizes the investigative procedures involved at the crime scene. Three lecture hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS)
Prerequisite: MTH 098 or equivalent.
Course Offered Fall only
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Spring Semester 2015
Building 8, Room 201
M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.