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FORSC 4080 Medicolegal Death Investigation

3 hours


This course provides an overview of death investigation. The specialties of forensic pathology, forensic odontology, forensic anthropology, and forensic entomology are introduced and the expectations of the death investigator regarding the specialist outlined. Forensic science technique related to identifying the victim(s), establishing time of death, cause and manner of death, postmortem interval, and presumptive and confirmed identifications are presented.
Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior status in the Criminal Justice Adult Undergraduate Program.