University of Technology Sydney

65412 Physical Evidence

6cp; laboratory: 7 x 4hrs, lectures: 8 x 2hrs, workshops: 2 x 2hrs
Requisite(s): 65242 Principles of Forensic Science AND 65307 Physical Chemistry 1 AND 65306c Analytical Chemistry 1 AND 65342 Crime Scene Investigation
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Anti-requisite(s): 65541 Physical Evidence 1


Physical Evidence expands on the skills and discipline knowledge built in Principles of Forensic Science (65242) and Crime Scene Investigation (65342). During this subject, students learn methods to analyse, interpret and report forensic impression evidence including fingermarks, tool marks, footwear and tyre impressions, bullets, cartridge cases and gunshot residues. 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. At the end of this subject, students are able to select appropriate procedures, analyse, interpret, and write an expert witness report describing the forensic analysis of the material covered in this subject.

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Spring session, City campus

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