May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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CRMJ 2154 - Forensic Science/Criminalistics III


Academic Division:

Liberal Arts


Academic Discipline:

Criminal Justice


Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
3 Credit(s)
This is an introductory course to criminalistics which explores the scope of forensic science. The scope of this course includes; procedures and practices of questioned documents, handwriting analysis, type-writing analysis, anthropology, and odontology. The laboratory experience will provide actual lab situations and scenarios to enhance student learning. UG
3 Lab Hour(s)
2 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Define and analyze the concepts of anthropology,entomology, questioned documents and ondontology.

Chapter discussion questions, research, video assignment questions, exam – week 6 and week 15

2. Determine the sex of a victim from bone dimensions.

Research questions, discussion questions, lab, critical thinking exercise, case scenario- Weeks 4-6 and Weeks 6-7

3. Describe the role of a forensic anthropologist,forensic entomologist, and forensic ondontologist.

Chapter discussion questions, research questions, exam – week 6 and week 15

4. Describe and identify the role of blowflies as they relate to body decomposition and time of death.

Critical thinking, chapter discussion questions, case scenario, lab – weeks 2-3 and weeks 3-4

5. Identify the specific insects that can be present in a dead body.

Critical thinking, chapter discussion questions, case scenario, exam, lab – weeks 2-3 and weeks 3-4
6. Compare and identify specific bite marks. Research questions, discussion questions, lab, critical thinking exercise, case scenario- Weeks 4, 5 and 6
7. Describe what common individual characteristics are associated with handwriting as well as any class characteristics. Research questions, discussion questions, lab, critical thinking exercise, case scenario, exam - weeks 10-11
8. List the important guidelines for the collection of known writings for comparison to a questioned document. Research questions, discussion questions, lab, critical thinking exercise, case scenario- Weeks 8-9
9. Describe the class and individual characteristics of printers, photocopiers and other electronic devices Research questions, discussion questions, lab, critical thinking exercise, case scenario, exam - weeks 11-12
10.Identify the techniques document examiners use to uncover alterations, erasures, obliterations, and variations in pen inks. Research questions, discussion questions, lab, critical thinking exercise, case scenario, exam - weeks 12-13

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 





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