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    Vassar College
  Feb 21, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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STS 255 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as CHEM 255 ) Forensic chemistry is the application of chemistry in the study of evidence in criminal or civil cases. This course covers underlying chemistry concepts and scientific methods in the analysis and evaluation of several types of forensic  evidence.  Topics include crime scene investigation and case studies, overview of rules of evidence, finger-printing analysis, GCMS and FTIR  characterization of organic compounds and fibers,  hair and glass analysis, and DNA profiling. Sarjit Kaur.

Prerequisite: CHEM 244 .

Three 50-minute periods; one 4-hour laboratory.

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