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65009 Forensic Inference and Interpretation

8cp; 2hpw (online lecture and tutorial), 2hpw (on campus computer laboratory), 1hpw (on campus workshop)
Requisite(s): 65019c Foundations of Forensic Science
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This subject provides students with an understanding of the evaluation and interpretation of the fundamental unit of forensic science, 'the trace', through probabilistic inferences. Students gain skills in using the logical approach to interpret observations and results in the context of practical forensic examples, case studies, and forensic data. This subject aims to provide students with extensive knowledge in the application of probability theory, principles of evidence evaluation, Bayesian networks, and logical reasoning to the interpretation of forensic evidence.

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