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65544 Chemical Criminalistics

6cp; laboratory: 8 x 3hrs, lectures: 9 x 2hrs, workshops: 3 x 2hrs
Requisite(s): 65306 Analytical Chemistry 1 AND 65316c Criminalistics
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject builds upon the discipline knowledge and skills developed in 65412 Physical Evidence. In this subject, students learn methods to analyse, interpret and report on traces that require a higher level of analytical chemistry and forensic reasoning skills, including glass, soil, paint, fibres, hairs and documents. Lectures are complemented by a laboratory program that allows students to gain hands-on experience with mock cases and workshops focused on evidence interpretation skills, emerging technologies and practices, and casework management. At the end of this subject, students are proficient in selecting and using appropriate analytical procedures, evidence interpretation and preparation of expert witness reports describing the forensic analysis of trace evidence.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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