Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

FOR 105 ‡ Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (4)

Prerequisite(s): MAT 081 or higher, and RDG 122 or exemption.

An introduction to the basic concepts of physical science and their application to forensic science, including the scientific examination, comparison, and analysis of physical evidence for forensic purposes. Topics include the role of forensic science and evidence analysis as they relate to motion, optics, pattern evidence, and firearms and ballistics. The course also examines the basic principles of atomic theory, nuclear chemistry, and weapons of mass destruction.

3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.