Feb 23, 2024  
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JUS 3365 - Medical and Legal Investigations of Death

An intensive look at medical and legal investigations into causes of death. Aspects of death scene investigation and subsequent autopsy protocol will be explored from the corresponding medical, scientific, sociological and legal perspectives. The objective is to perform investigative functions at a death scene, determine and apply forensic testing, and analyze and effectively communicate investigative information. Topics include the difference between the medical  (or pathological) and legal (or criminal) components of investigations into causes of death, medical and investigative terminology, and the impact of ethics on prosecutions and convictions. Case studies illustrate practical applications of various forms of forensic styles and parameters.
Pre-requisite(s): JUS 2320  Introduction to Forensic Science