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The Science of Forensics

Presented by Steve Lettic (Criminal Justice)

How many crime scene investigation (CSI) variations can you think of…CSI, CSI Miami, CSI Cyber, and CSI New Orleans, the first 48, How to get away with Murder to name just a few?  Explore the science behind the different aspects of a forensic investigation and discuss who conducts those investigations as well as what it takes to be a “CSI” in Washington State.   We will also discuss the role the state crime lab plays in the system and how the science of Forensics has evolved in to what it is today.  Time permitting we will also discuss the “CSI” effect.

Location: Building 3, room 102

Students wishing to register for Science Seminar may take it for credit as Ge Sc 190/1 (items 6080 and 6082 respectively).

Science Seminar is a weekly set of presentations by Highline faculty about an area in their field of expertise. Designed to illustrate the cutting edge of science, technology and medicine for a general audience, the series is open to the public but also can be taken for college credit. In some cases faculty from outside the sciences illustrate how science and technology impact their field.