University of Technology Sydney

65321 Homicide and Human Remains Investigation

6cp; 5hpw (2hrs lecture, 3hrs practical)
Requisite(s): 65342 Crime Scene Investigation


Crime is an inescapable reality, and for the crime scene examiner, homicide is one of the most complex crimes to investigate. An understanding of the components of a homicide crime scene, along with practical experience dealing with these concepts, is essential for any prospective scene of crime officer.

This subject expands on the skills and knowledge introduced in 65342 Crime Scene Investigation while complementing the content covered in 65316 Criminalistics. It is designed to get students to utilise the skills learned in 65342 while introducing the principles, concepts and complexities that are specific to a homicide crime scene and investigation. Students are provided with the opportunity to attend lectures given by numerous experts within the field and their learning is complemented by practical sessions in the Crime Scene Simulation facility.

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