This course serves as an introduction to the relationships between attorneys, scientific experts, and law enforcement from the time of the initial investigation to the courtroom. The student will be exposed to the various types of forensic experts and the differences between civil and criminal trial preparations. This course will offer insight to how the multiple players in science and law work together for a common goal.
Cost: $125.00. This course takes 16 hours to complete, on average.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
This is a non-credit course offering 3.58 ILUs. (What is ILU?) Average completion time for the course is 16 hours. The course cost is $125.00 per registration. A certificate of completion will be issued to students successfully meeting course requirements.
Table of Contents:
Unit 1: Investigative Regions
Unit 2: Investigator Roles and Informational Control
Unit 3: Team Formation and Organization
Unit 4: Ethnomethodology and Forensic Investigations
Unit 5: Professional Vision
Unit 6: Jurisdictions of Knowledge
Unit 7: Divisions of Labor
Unit 8: Relations between the Institutions of Science and Law
Unit 9: Forensic Experts and the Rules of Evidence
Unit 10: Mistakes at Work and the Pecking Order of Forensic Investigations
Unit 11: Historic Roles and Moral Dilemmas
Unit 12: Preparing Cases: Criminal vs. Civil
There are no prerequisites for this class. A printable version of the course content is available in PDF format in the course library for future reference. Course readings are also available in PDF format.
(Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.)
Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.). The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed.
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We offer discounts for groups over 10. All individuals in the group need to register for the same course to take advantage of the discount. Discount rates vary by group size as follows:
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