About This Course
This comprehensive course provides instruction for students in collecting, identifying, classifying, and analyzing physical evidence as it relates to criminal investigations. Forensic science technicians are currently ranked #6 on CNNMoney.com’s list of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Fields” in America, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts 20% employment growth in the field from 2010 – 2020. Areas of study in this course include the role of the crime scene investigator and first responder, fingerprint, palm print, body fluid, and blood spatter analysis, documentation of arson and motor vehicles crime scenes, and much more. Crime scene investigators often testify as expert witnesses on evidence or collection techniques, and also work as specialists in fields such as biochemistry, ballistics, or fingerprint and handwriting analysis.