UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOS3127 - Forensic Geology

GEOS 3127 Forensic Geology (1 semester hour) Police and forensic scientists have long used mineralogical and geochemical analytical information and techniques, geologic databases, maps, and insights to solve a wide range of crimes and mysteries. This course will provide the students with fundamental knowledge of how geosciences can be used to augment the tools available to criminal investigators. Case studies will be used to illustrate how geoscience tools and techniques have been used to solve crimes. (0-1) Y