Jul 31, 2021  
Catalogue 2019-2020 
Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 255 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

1 unit(s)
(Same as STS 255 ) Forensic chemistry is the application of chemistry in the study of evidence in criminal or civil cases. This course covers underlying chemistry concepts and scientific methods in the analysis and evaluation of several types of forensic  evidence.  Topics include crime scene investigation and case studies, overview of rules of evidence, finger-printing analysis, GCMS and FTIR  characterization of organic compounds and fibers,  hair and glass analysis, and DNA profiling. Sarjit Kaur.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 244 .

Three 50-minute periods; one 4-hour laboratory.

Not offered in 2019/20

Course Format: CLS

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