490 - Expert and Scientific Evidence (2)

This course introduces students to the theories underlying expert and scientific evidence as well as practical strategies for developing, discovering, presenting, cross-examining, and impeaching such evidence. Students examine the pertinent rules of procedure and evidence, as well as their application to a wide range of forensic disciplines, including biology, chemistry, computer analysis, criminalistics, engineering, mathematics, medicine, psychology and physics. Students also participate in practical presentations. No scientific background is required Prerequisite: LAW 174 or LAW 175.