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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
CSM100 Intro to Photo Equip & Proc for Crime Scene Investigations Credit Hours: 1.00
Focus on developing skills in photographing a crime scene. Includes processing black and white films and paper. Also includes tools and equipment, taking basic crime scene photographs, and chemical processes used in processing crime scene photographs.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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CSM101 Criminalistics Credit Hours: 2.00
Focuses on awareness and identification of both physical and biological evidence associated with crime scenes, with an emphasis on scientific analysis. Includes discussion on fingerprints, ballistics, DNA and blood evidence, hair and fibers, tool marks, bite marks, glass fragments, handwriting analysis, the scientific technology behind the investigative process, safety issues, and the future of criminalistics.
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CSM102 Crime Scene Photography Credit Hours: 1.00
Focuses on the specific skills needed to photograph various types of crime scene situations. Includes 1:1 photography, trace evidence, proper use of photographic equipment for crime scene investigations, and photographing post mortem injuries.
Prerequisite(s): CSM 100.
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Offered: Spring.
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CSM103 Latent Processing Credit Hours: 1.00
Techniques involved in developing latent fingerprints. Includes physical characteristics, types of fingerprints, principles of fingerprinting, fingerprint collection, fingerprint surfaces, and the photography of latent prints.
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CSM104 Fingerprint Identification Credit Hours: 3.00
Provides in-depth study and analysis of fingerprints and their comparative value. Includes fingerprinting history, basic pattern types, identification standards and protocols, fingerprint pattern interpretations, and classification systems.
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CSM105 Blood Pattern Documentation Credit Hours: 0.50
Focuses on awareness of evidentiary value associated with bloodstain interpretation and the importance of proper photographic documentation. Includes discussion on stain and flow patterns, surface considerations, photographing blood patterns, health hazards, and blood detection presumptive tests.
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CSM106 Ballistics Credit Hours: 0.50
Focuses on firearms, safety and basic evidence collection in crime scene management. Includes firearms and ammunition recognition and identification, ammunition components and homemade bombs. Also includes the scientific technology involved in comparative analysis.
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CSM107 Courtroom Testimony and Report Writing Credit Hours: 0.50
Focuses on general court practices expected of a crime scene investigator. Includes extensive use of mock/moot trial methods to prepare students for court cases. Also includes developing complete and accurate case reports, tools used by defense attorneys, cross examination, and pre-trial interviews.
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Information: This course emphasizes writing skills.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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