Criminalistics 1

CJS 2010 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Surveys the elements of microscopy, spectroscopy, toxicology, and basic chemistry as they apply to the study of materials that comprise physical evidence. Covers the procedures for searching, sketching, and photographing crime scenes, as well as the recognition, collection, marking, and handling of physical evidence, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the integrity of each sample. Studies the types of analysis and their value and limitations with regard to glass, soil, hairs and fibers, drugs, paint, firearms, tool marks, and questioned documents.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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