Forensic Science is the application of science (biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, anatomy & physiology, etc) to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system. Major topics will include processing a crime scene, collecting and preserving evidence, identifying types of physical evidence, organic and inorganic analysis of evidence such as hair, fibers, and paint, toxicology, arson and explosion investigations, serology, DNA, fingerprints, firearms, and document anaalysis. The main focus of this course will be to emphasize the evidentrial value of crime scene and related evidence and the services of what has become known as the crime laboratory. This course combines basic theory and real labaoratory experiments, creating an experiment based situation for the better understanding of the students. The experiments used reinforce previously learned scientific principles rooted in biology, chemistry and physics.