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    May 30, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EPP 485 - Forensic Entomology and Crime Scene Investigations

3 Credit Hours
Objectively observe, record, and determine how insects and other arthropods contribute to the overall analysis of a death event or crime scene, e.g., homicide, child/elderly neglect investigations, food contamination, and other civil and criminal applications. Learn how to collect, preserve, and identify forensically important arthropods as well as estimate post-mortem interval. Learn how to prepare written reports of investigation, write an affidavit, learn the basics of crime scene processing, identify and classify forensically important insects, and present findings in a mock court room.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): Twelve hours of biology (BIOL) and/or anthropology (ANTH), or consent of instructor.

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