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    Erie Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 230 - Crime Scene Evidence Specialist

Credit Hours: 4

The course is designed to provide instruction and awareness of the most essential topics necessary for the successful analysis of crime scenes and the related successful prosecution. It is not meant to offer complete field level training, but rather to provide a foundation on which later course work may be built.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • recognize and establish the physical boundaries of a crime scene;
  • select and use the proper photographic equipment to record all material elements of the scene;
  • complete a permanent diagram in an accurate and legible manner indicating dimensions of the scene with all items in their relevant positions;
  • locate and identify surface areas which may contain latent fingerprints and develop and lift clear impressions;
  • in a legal format document, collect and secure all items of potential evidentiary value for forwarding to the lab;
  • gather all existing crime scene physical evidence to present an effective courtroom presentation by recreating the event for a jury; and
  • successfully complete a final written exam on the subject matter presented.

Year Round (N)