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This course will examine selected subjects in scientific forensic evidence, including the presentation of scientific proof and expert testimony in the courtroom, and such topics as pathology, toxicology, DNA, polygraph, fingerprints, questioned documents, trace evidence, drug identification, firearm examinations, and others. Students will be expected to learn the law and science in each area sufficiently to present such evidence in court and to discuss legal and policy issues. Guest speakers and field visits are anticipated. PRE or CO-REQUISITES: Criminal Procedure and Evidence.