Advanced Evidence

An exploration of scientific evidentiary issues that commonly arise in civil and criminal litigation, such as DNA, fingerprints, eyewitness identification, handwriting analysis, epidemiological research, toxicology, and radar and laser technology. Using relevant case law and scientific principles, students will gain an understanding of how to determine when scientific evidence is justified, how much weight it should be given, and how to evaluate its credibility. The course will also focus on the role of expert testimony as it relates to scientific evidence issues. Prerequisite: Evidence

Course Number: 453

Credits: 3