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. Expected preparation: Anth 101.