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FS 160- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 35 pages long!)


Department
Justice Studies
Course Code
FS 160
Professor
Steven Lee
Study Guide
Final

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SJSU
FS 160
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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FS 160 Lecture 1 Course Introduction
I. Greensheet
a. Office Location/Hours
i. Although location is listed on syllabus, course is completely online
ii. Contact Dr. Lee via email
iii. Appointments need to be made a week prior
b. Powerpoints
i. Available as web recording
c. Required Materials
i. Email
ii. Access to Canvas
d. Important Exam/Quiz Dates
i. Exams
1. Midterm March 16
2. Final May 11
3. Times will be sent through email
ii. Quizzes
1. Two scheduled quizzes
a. February 16
b. April 13
iii. Both will be taken on Canvas
iv. 24 hour period for each
v. Limited time for each
e. Old Course Shell
i. Contains old handouts
ii. Link at the end on syllabus
f. Responsibilities
i. Check email regularly for updates
g. Topics Covered
i. Basics of DNA
ii. Application of DNA to crime
iii. DNA testing in case work
iv. DNA databases
v. Scientific concepts, methods, practices, & analytical instrumentation
utilized for DNA analysis
vi. Legal issue
vii. Admissibility
h. Side Note
i. C or better required for JS majors
ii. Not yet a requirement for FS majors
i. CLOs
i. Describe highlights of history and development of DNA lab techniques
ii. Explain tests for presence of biological evidence
iii. Select different types of analyses to utilize for different amounts of
biological evidence types
iv. Describe scientific principles behind DNA techniques (i.e. PCR)
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1. Also design best practices for detecting and reducing
contamination
v. Provide descriptions of current forensic DNA controls, quality assurance,
standards, educational requirements, and testimony used by accredited
forensic DNA labs
j. Textbooks and Readings
i. Link in syllabus for textbook
ii. Other supplementary readings in syllabus
iii. Internet materials also listed in syllabus
1. Might be used for future assignments and discussions
k. Make Up Policy
i. No make-up exams are permitted
ii. In extreme emergencies, 20 page single spaced paper can be substituted
1. Only valid with a doctor’s note on letterhead, signed and sealed
2. 50 citations needed for paper
l. Exam Format
i. Short answer 70-80%
ii. Short essay 10-15%
iii. Essay 10-15%
m. Grading
i. Quizzes/activities 100 points
ii. Midterm 200 points
iii. Final 200 points
iv. Total required 500 points
n. Extra Credit
i. A few available
ii. 1-2 points each
o. Grading Policy
i. Turn in all work on time!
ii. For every minute late, 10 points will be deducted
p. Academic Resources
i. CASA Student Services Center
ii. FSS Peer Mentors
iii. JS Reading and Writing Workshops
q. Schedule and Assignments
i. Expected to catch up with all lectures and readings
ii. Assignments are due by noon the next Friday by email to
sblee999@gmail.com
iii. First assignment
1. Will be sent PowerPoint
2. Launch into nij.gov account
a. Link in syllabus
b. Sign in or register
c. Complete all classes (?)
3. Read handout
4. Link in syllabus
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