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Forensics Courses (FORS) Connell School of Nursing


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
FORS 2201 Wounded Warriors in Transition Spring 3
Course Description

Over 65,000 US troops have been wounded since 2001. Many have suffered “the hidden injuries” – traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The purpose of this course is for students to gain an understanding of military culture, catastrophic injuries, and the journey of Wounded Warriors and their family members. The course examines the history and culture of the Armed Services and the developing knowledge of the rehabilitation of Wounded Warriors.


Instructor(s): Ann W. Burgess and Susan Sheehy

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Undergraduate Elective only

FORS 3201 Wounded Warriors in Transition Spring 3
Course Description

Over 65,000 US troops have been wounded since 2001. Many have suffered “the hidden injuries” – traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The purpose of this course is for students to gain an understanding of military culture, catastrophic injuries, and the journey of Wounded Warriors and their family members. The course examines the history and culture of the Armed Services and the developing knowledge of the rehabilitation of Wounded Warriors.


Instructor(s): Ann W. Burgess and Susan Sheehy

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Can this course be offered on Tuesdays 4-7PM for the Spring Semester?

FORS 5315 Victimology Fall 3
Course Description

This course examines the wide range of victimization experiences from the perspective of the victim, their families and society. Crimes to be studied include robbery, burglary, carjacking, assault and battery, rape, domestic violence, stalking, homicide, arson, child sexual abuse and exploitation, child pornography crimes, federal crimes, identity theft, terrorism, and internet crimes. Emphasis will be given to exploring the etiology of trauma, motivational issues of offending, response patterns to victimization, secondary trauma effects of victimization, and community and media response. Class format will utilize cases from the forensic practice of the lecturers.


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Prerequisites: None

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FORS 5316 Violent Crimes: Forensics and Victimology Summer 3
Course Description

This course is designed for students who are interested in studying about victims of crime-related trauma; for students whose practice and careers require knowledge of forensics and issues facing crime victims, their families and the community; and for students who wish to broaden their understanding of crime and justice. This course examines the forensics of a crime and the wide range of victimization experiences from the perspective of the victim, their families and society. Crimes to be studied include robbery, abduction, assault and battery, rape, domestic violence, stalking, homicide, child sexual abuse and exploitation, elder crimes, terrorism and internet crimes. Emphasis will be given to exploring the forensics of crime, etiology of trauma, motivational issues of offending, response patterns to victimization, and community and media response.


Schedule: Periodically

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Prerequisites: None

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FORS 5317 Forensic Mental Health Spring 3
Course Description

The course examines the components of human behavior that bring people into a criminal justice setting and analyzes the legal question involved. Content will cover homicide, rape, abduction, cyber crimes, stalking, domestic violence, child abuse, and criminal parenthood from the offender's perspective. Content covered includes forensic and behavioral interviewing, interrogation, role of forensic mental health examiners, case formulation, DSM IV-R diagnosis, criminal investigations and charges, state of mind, duty to warn, memory and recall, malingering, and secondary gain. Forensic cases will form the basis for discussion of each class topic.


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Prerequisites: None

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FORS 5318 Forensic Science I Fall 3
Course Description

Forensic science concepts and principles play a critical role in analyzing crime scene evidence. This course draws on scientific principles and examines cases where there has been a death, including suicide, accidental, and criminal; and cases where there is a survivor, in which there is a legal and/or ethical component. Specifically, the course applies a case method format to forensic science issues including forensic pathology, clinical forensics, crime victims, computer crime and equivocal death.


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Prerequisites: None

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FORS 5319 Forensic Science Lab Fall 3
Course Description

Students will learn and use equipment and techniques from the field of forensics to process and evaluate evidence from mock crime scenes. Students will employ various diagnostic tests and methods from the sciences of serology, pathology, ballistics, molecular biology, physics, and biochemistry to solve a contrived criminal case. The laboratory experience will invite students to utilize an array of scientific techniques and to confront and deliberate the ethical and legal implications surrounding the application of forensic science in a court of law.


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FORS 7502 Case Studies in Forensics Fall 3
Course Description

TBD


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Prerequisites: None

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