Friday, April 26, 2013

Prof. Wolfe teaches forensic science for OLE! course

OLE course students during a tour of the state crime lab.

Prof. Jim Wolfe, Justice adjunct faculty, recently finished teaching a 3-week course, "Forensic Science: An Overview with an Alaskan Perspective," for OLE!.  The course covered forensic science in general, what is it, who does it and where, and specific areas such as biological evidence, DNA, and impression evidence.

Prof. Wolfe then discussed how these tied into Alaska specific cases such as the 2001 pipeline shooting, and several high profile homicides in the state. The course also included a tour of the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory here in Anchorage.

OLE! presents "stimulating courses for the intellectually curious," and is a nonprofit corporation affiliated with  UAA. The UAA Division for Institutional Effectiveness is the campus liaison for OLE!  Courses are open to any adult, but are specifically designed for people over the age of 50.

Far left standing, Prof. Jim Wolfe with students in in his class pose for a group photo in the lobby of the crime lab.