University of Technology Sydney

35255 Forensic Statistics

6cp; 2hpw (lecture), 2hpw (computer laboratory), 1hpw (workshop)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject provides students with an understanding of the role of probabilistic inference in forensic science and interpretation of the fundamental unit of forensic science, 'the trace'. Students gain skills in using the logical approach to interpret observations and results in the context of practical forensic examples, case studies, and databases of forensic data. This subject aims to provide students with foundational knowledge in forensically relevant probability theory, statistical analysis and modelling methods to prepare them for subsequent subjects and apply to their specific area of expertise.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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