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Forensic Document Analysis Certificate Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2016 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
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Forensic Document Analysis Certificate Requirements (12 credits)

  • Introduction to Document Examination (FSCS 462)

    Focuses on the origins and styles of writing and materials used in writing and in the formation of documents. prerequisite: permission of the program director.

  • Handwriting Analysis (FSCS 464)

    Introduction to the study of hand writing analysis as relevant to the forensic analysis of documents. prerequisite: permission of program director.

  • Instrumental Analysis in Document Examination (FSCS 466)

    Practical experience in using instrumental techniques to examine documents by spectral imaging and impression analysis. Laboratory fee required. prerequites: FSCS 462, FSCS 464 and permission of the program director

  • Moot Court and Trial Advocacy for Forensics (FSCS 482)

    Students learn courtroom presentation techniques designed to elicit direct, persuasive, and comprehensive testimony as it relates to various evidentiary issues at criminal hearings and trials. Students prepare and present direct testimony and are cross-examined by attorneys in a simulated courtroom setting.