65242 Principles of Forensic Science6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. There may also have been changes to the assessment requirements. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes may be published in an Addendum to the Subject Outline which is available through your LMS (Blackboard or Canvas).
Anti-requisite(s): 65034 Introduction to Forensic Science
This subject is designed to introduce the different disciplines, principles and concepts specific to forensic science. It covers the following areas in a forensic context: history; general definitions and concepts; sub-disciplines; methodology and methods; introduction to crime scene; trace typology; function of the expert; the legal system; judicial admissibility; ethical considerations; and interpretation of forensic evidence. Lectures are complemented by workshops that encourage students to engage with the material through pre-workshop activities that are discussed during the workshops. Students reflect on the ideas developed in workshops by completing a series of post-workshop exercises. This is a core subject for the forensic science courses and an elective for students in other related courses.
Spring session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125