Advanced Crime Scene Investigation-GMS FS 806, GMS FA 805

Advanced Crime Scene Investigation

Dates: All year

By: Boston University

Location: Boston

Credits: 2

This hands-on and lecture-based course will provide students with methods and underlying theories related to specialized aspects of crime scene processing. Topics will include techniques and principles utilized in search and recovery of human remains. Forensic entomology, mechanisms of human decomposition, use of ground penetrating radar, soil composition, excavation, telltale disturbances in flora and the presence of animal activity will be examined. A semester-long practical exercise will include the search and recovery of mock remains and the reconstruction of events. 2 cr

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