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INTDS 222 Overview

This course will examine the forensic science and forensic psychology behind solving crimes, murder mysteries, and wrongful convictions—from the crime scene and laboratory to the human mind and the courtroom. Students will explore the basic history and science behind DNA, techniques used in obtaining DNA samples for testing, and practices behind DNA profiling, DNA fingerprinting, and other biological evidence in exonerations, as well as the science behind false confessions, eyewitness identification and testimony, and the limits of human memory. Through introduction to the Innocence Project and exploration of real-life cases, students will gain insight into the relationship between forensic science and the pursuit of justice.

  • 3.00 Credits