This course will be a lab-based course and involve the application of scientific methods to solve legal problems. This course will focus on crime scene evidence, lab analysis techniques, (such as chromatography, DNA analysis, fingerprinting, and fiber analysis), and recording and presenting data. Mock crime scenes will be investigated and real case studies analyzed. Guest speakers in the field will also be utilized to supplement the classroom activities.Forensic Science is the application of science to the legal system.Forensic science utilizes principles, facts, and lab techniques from the fields of chemistry, biology, physics and earth science to process crime scene evidence. Students must be able to discuss clearly the results of laboratory analysis, both written and orally, using correct English. Student must understand the role of forensic science within the political and the legal systems and be familiar with historical case studies.