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Criminal Justice Technology - Latent Evidence Concentration

Someone being fingerprintedLatent evidence is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology. The curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of latent evidence systems and operations. Study focuses on local, state and federal law enforcement evidence processing and procedures.

Students learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence, including fingerprint classification, identification and chemical development. Students record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks, and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer-assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement and correctional agencies.

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Updated 03.24.2016: School of Public Safety