Jun 30, 2022  
2017-2018 University Bulletin 
    
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CHEM 291 - Forensic Chemical Analysis

3 hours
The evidence collected at a crime scene can often tell the true story of the criminal act if interpreted properly. This course covers various criminalistic detection and analysis techniques involving DNA, fiber, hair, body fluids, pigments, fingerprints, footprints, toxic substances, and illegal drugs. Analytical techniques such as qualitative chemical analysis, refractive index, infra-red spectroscopy, UV/VIS spectrophotometry, microscopy, mass spectrometry, thin layer chromatography, and gas chromatography will be introduced, explained, and practiced. The proper handling of evidence, careful observation, and logical interpretation of crime scene evidence will also be stressed.

Listed also as NSC 260 .

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 253  or CHEM 104 .



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