65242 Principles of Forensic Science6cp; 3hpw
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 semester, City campus
Detailed subject description.
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125