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This course begins by introducing students to the historical context of forensic science and how science is used by the police during criminal investigations. It will then explore some of the implications that these forensic techniques have on the criminal justice system, such as controversies surrounding biometric databases, the portrayal of forensic science in popular media (e.g. the CSI Effect), and how forensic science is used in the courtroom. Finally, it will consider what the future of forensic science looks like and where the discipline may be heading in the years to come.
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