Lee JS 112 Sp 2010 012610 new edits print

Lee JS 112 Sp 2010 012610 new edits print - Justice Studies...

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Instructor: Dr. Steven Lee San Jose State University Office Hrs: MW 1445-1615 in office Spring 2010 set by appointment via email W 1615-1715 by email Class hours MW 1330-1445 email Steven.Lee@sjsu.edu Sblee999@gmail.com Room: MH 523 phone 408-924-2948 JS 112- Criminalistics Course Description: Course Objective This course will teach an understanding of the fundamental theories of physical evidence, practically applied; and the legal consideration involved in its recognition, collection, preservation and presentation in court. Physical evidence includes such things as fibers, glass, hair, soil, bullets, fingerprints, and shoeprints. Learn the appropriate methods for processing, securing, and isolating a crime scene. Topics include recording the scene, searching for evidence, decision-making about what evidence is appropriate and necessary to collect, procedures for collecting physical evidence, and maintaining the chain of custody to avoid contamination. Course Text and materials: Spartan Bookstore Required Texts: Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (College Version), 10/E, Copyright 2011 , RE. Saferstein, Ph.D Required reading and internet materials: Journal articles and other readings will be accessible at the SJSU library, on reserve or will be accessible on line. Citations and URLs for on line materials will be provided in assignments. The web sites we will use include the following American Academy of Forensic Sciences Proceedings: www.aafs.org California Association of Criminalists: www.cacnews.org National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.org/ President’s DNA Initiative training: www.dna.gov Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes- Includes four modules focusing on DNA evidence from property crime scenes: 1) Types of Evidence, 2) Crime Scenes, 3) Evidence Collection and 4) Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Take the course. First Responding Officers—What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence- Focuses on issues that arise for the first-responding law enforcement officer during the identification, preservation, and collection of DNA evidence at a crime scene. Take the course. Investigators and Evidence Technicians—What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence- Delivers indepth information for the investigating officer or evidence technician on the identification, preservation, and collection of DNA evidence at a crime scene. Take the course. Crime Scene Investigation: http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/ CA Dept of Justice Physical Evidence Bulletins: http://www.cci.ca.gov/Reference/peb/peb.html , http://www.crime-scene- investigator.net/ , and other forensic science web sites will be required reading. Lee JS 112 Spring 2010 p.
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