University of Technology Sydney

79028 Complex Forensic Cases (Law for Biology)

6cp; 3hpw
Requisite(s): 91139c Complex Forensic Cases (Biology)
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Anti-requisite(s): 79024 Complex Forensic Cases (Law for Chemistry)


This subject explores the use of scientific evidence in the Australian legal system as well as the legal issues that arise in forensic science. Students explore the intersection of forensic science and legal advocacy in legal cases by considering the importance of expert evidence and the admissibility of forensic science evidence. The nature of the adversarial system and the role of the legal advocate are contrasted with the scientific method and forensic science. Complex forensic cases involving the application, interpretation and admissibility of forensic science in the Australian legal system are examined in detail along with the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) and the Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Act 2000 (NSW).

Students learn to integrate complex knowledge in the fields of forensic science and law, to prepare expert reports and present evidence in court.

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