University of Otago, New Zealand


Te Tari Hua-Ruanuku

FORS201 - Analytical and Forensic Science


An introduction to analytical techniques in modern forensic science. The analysis of physical and biological evidence and the role of science in the judicial system.


CELS191 and CHEM191 and 54 further points from Science.

Expectations at the completion of the course

Graduate Attributes

Interdisciplinary perspective, self-motivation, lifelong learning, communication



Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition, Pearson Education Limited

Highly Recommended:

Bell, Suzanne. Forensic Chemistry 2E, Pearson

Jackson, Andrew R. W. Forensics Science 3E, Prentice Hall

Teaching Staff

Prof Russell Frew, Prof Keith Gordon, Dr Kimberly Hageman, plus other guest lecturers.

Course Coordinator

Professor Russell D. Frew
Professor Russell D. Frew
Tel: +64  3  479 7913
Location: Science II, 3n12