Forensic Science

FSC300H5 Forensic Identification 

Focusing on the crime scene and evidence, this course is an introduction to the field of forensic identification. Topics include: crime scene protocols, management and reconstruction; image collection, storage and enhancement; recognition collection; and chain of custody and preservation of evidence.

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FSC302H5 Advanced Forensic Identification 

Critically examines identification processes, which are compared and contrasted to systematics; impression evidence and physical match theory and practice; biometrics; presentation of evidence; the expert witness; requirements of society and the court.

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FSC303H5 Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation

This course will provide students with an introduction to forensic photography, crime scene processing, and forensic identification. Students will gain an understanding of the basic "toolkit" required for crime scene processing, and learn the fundamentals of proper collection and analysis of physical evidence.

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FSC315H5 Forensic Biology

This course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of biological evidence in a
forensic context. Students will gain knowledge in the theoretical and practical
aspects of forensically relevant chemical and instrumental techniques used for
the analysis of evidentiary items, including DNA, bodily fluids, hair, etc.

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FSC406H5 Introduction To 3D Crime Scene Mapping And Reconstruction

This course introduces students to both standard and innovative methods of documenting, mapping, analyzing, and visualizing/reconstructing a crime scene. Students will learn to use forensic mapping software to create courtroom-ready graphics.

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FSC407H5 Forensic Identification Field School*

*Must attend field school in Mid-August

The field school will be held on the U of T Mississauga Campus over a 2-week period during the summer term and during weekly two hour labs in the fall term. In these classes, students will experience practical exposure to field and laboratory methods related to evidence recognition, collection and interpretation.

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