Forensic science is the scientific analysis of physical evidence. Examine some types of evidence encountered in criminal investigations and the techniques used to analyze that evidence. Analyze fingerprint and trace evidence such as hairs, fibers, glass, and paint. Engage in laboratory exercises simulating real-life methods of evidence analysis, and then participate in a mock crime scene, examining the many roles of crime scene investigators. Round out the course with discussion and debate cases and the portrayal of forensic science in popular culture.