CJ 312 Criminalistics
S1DD 2006 DC
Rickrich, Carl W. (Bill)
Adjunct Senior Professor
Bachelor of Arts, 1976, The Ohio State University.Juris Doctor, University of Toledo.
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January 9, 2006, to March 6, 2006.
U----FS (January 20-22, 2006, and March 3-5, 2006).
8:00 - 10:45 PM
CJ 100 and CJ 105.
Textbook: Saferstein, Richard, Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, eighth edition, 2004, Pearson Prentice Hall.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, lectures, dialogue, case studies and examinations.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Midterm examination: essay, 20%; true-false/multiple choice, 30%; final examination: essay, 20%; true-false/multiple choice, 30%. A, 90-100; B, 80-89; C, 70-79; D, 60-69; F, below 60.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a reduced grade unless prior acceptable arrangements are made in writing signed and agreed to by the student and the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected. Students are expected to attend all classes, to be timely and to be prepared. Roll will be checked at each class meeting. Students are expected to make up all missed work.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: January 20, 21 and 22: Introduction; The Crime Scene; Physical Evidence; Physical Properties: Glass and Soil; Organic Analysis; Inorganic Analysis; Hair, Fibers and Paint; Drugs. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9.
March 3,4 and 5: Forensic Toxicology; Forensic Aspects of Arson and Explosion Investigations; Forensic Serology; DNA; Fingerprints; Firearms and Tools; Document and Voice Examination; Forensic Science and the Internet. Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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