Criminalistics Track Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, a graduate in the criminalistics track will be able to
- Distinguish among the forensic science techniques used to examine various types of evidence.
- Examine the interaction of forensic science and criminal investigation techniques within the structure of the criminal justice system.
- Justify the use of specific investigative and evidence collection techniques in specific settings.
- Conduct investigative research using the Internet, public records, and other sources of information.
- Apply various types of interviewing techniques, including interviewing friendly witnesses, hostile witnesses, and subjects of investigations.
- Synthesize facts and observations into coherent, defensible conclusions.
- Analyze standards of ethical behavior and their relationship to workplace demands in the practice of criminalistics.
- Apply pertinent rules of evidence in a courtroom setting; create and conduct direct and cross examinations of witnesses.