Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Anth 379 Practicing Forensic Science

Survey of topics in forensic science: DNA, drug chemistry, toxicology, firearms, and latent prints. Focus on forensic anthropology and taphonomy, including assessment of age, sex, population-based skeletal variation, and effects of peri-/post-mortem environmental processes on forensic investigation. Course clarifies popular media misinformation with fact-based overview of real forensic analysis.




Prerequisites: Anth 101 or permission of instructor.
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