Institution: University of Technology Sydney
Course Title: Principles of Forensic Science
Course Number: 65242
Course Description: 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.
Approved Equivalent: Pending For Approval