Certificate in Forensic Science
Joint Forensic Science Training Programs with Albany State University, Albany, Georgia
The Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, Inc. will set up a Certificate/Diploma in Forensic Science for African-American students in the healthcare and allied services. Students will be drawn
from such areas as police officers, deputy sheriffs, law enforcement, lawyers, nurse, and medical technologists, etc.
The program will enable the student and graduates of the program to develop knowledge and skills in particular components of forensic science. Hence the certificate is a useful starting point for individuals contemplating or considering forensic science career.
To obtain the certificate/diploma in Forensic Science the student should obtain at least fifteen (15) semester hours of College credit and would have attended twelve (12) semester hours of course work and performed at least three (3) semester hours of forensic science internship in the area that meets the student’s desire or interests. For the internship program the student will study and work under the supervision of mentor or in his or her area of intern, such as in an accredited Crime Laboratory, Federal Bureau of Investigation, an approved Medical Examiner’s Office or Coroner’s Office or under a Professor at an accredited College or University.
The coursework will be consist of series of lectures/workshops approved jointly by the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, Inc. and the Department of Criminal Justice (Forensic Sciences Program).
MODULE I (FOR. SCI. 101)
- History of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences.
- Postmortem Changes and Estimation of Time Since Death.
- Sudden and Unexpected Natural Deaths.
MODULE II (FOR. SCI. 102)
- Injury Interpretation.
- The Use of Forensic Autopsies in Medico-legal Death Investigations.
MODULE III (FOR. SCI. 103)
- DNA, Trace, and Physical Evidence.
- Crime Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
- Traffic Fatalities and Traffic Reconstructions.
MODULE IV (FOR. SCI. 104)
- Fire and Arson Investigations.
- Forensic Aspects of Anthropology and Entomology.
- Sexual Offenses.
- Forensic Psychology and Forensic Psychiatry.
MODULE V (FOR. SCI. 105)
- Evidence and Criminal Law.
- Medico-legal aspects of Alcohol.
- Toxicology and Drug Analysis.