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Chemical Principles in Forensic Science

This course describes the analysis of various forms of forensic evidence in terms of chemical principles. Fundamental operational principles and characteristics of instrumental and classical chemical analysis of evidentiary items including fire debris, explosives, paint analysis, glass, fibres, and suspected drugs will be presented. An emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the implications and limitations of analytical results, and the design of analytical methods in a forensic context. PREREQ: CHMI 2426, CHMI 2427, and CHMI 3116. (lec 3) cr 3. Lecture (3.00).

School of Natural Sciences