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65342 Crime Scene Investigation

6cp; 2hpw (lecture), 3hpw (practical session)
Requisite(s): 65242 Principles of Forensic Science
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject provides a sound teaching in crime scene investigation. It is designed to introduce the different principles and concepts peculiar to a crime scene. It covers the following areas: aims of the crime and related investigation; preservation, recording and processing of a crime scene; preservation, search and collection of evidence; on-site screening tests; scene reconstruction; examples of scenes (break-entry, homicide, sexual assault, traffic and other accidents, fire, explosion, disaster); common types of evidence; ad-hoc forms and software assisting crime science investigation. Lectures are complemented by tutorials/workshops involving guest speakers.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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