University of Technology Sydney

65007 Biometrics and Identification Sciences

8cp; 8 x 3hpw (practical), 6 x 2hpw (workshop)
Requisite(s): 65019 Foundations of Forensic Science AND 65009c Forensic Inference and Interpretation
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This subject follows on from the foundational forensic science concepts and processes in 65019 Foundations of Forensic Science and 65009 Forensic Inference and Interpretation. In this subject, students learn about the use of biometric traces for human identification purposes – such as fingerprints, DNA, and facial features – in modern forensic science, and the changing nature of ethical and privacy considerations in the context of emerging technology. Students gain practical experience with the detection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of biometric traces in a simulated professional environment through the investigation of a mock case in the laboratory and linked workshop sessions.

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