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
- An understanding of how science is applied in support of the legal system
- Mastery of the scientific concepts underlying the major analytical methods of chemical analysis as applied in forensic casework
- Critical analysis and assessment of scientific evidence
- A tested understanding of the application of these concepts to practical situations such as material analysis
Interdisciplinary perspective, self-motivation, lifelong learning, communication
Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition, Pearson Education Limited
Bell, Suzanne. Forensic Chemistry 2E, Pearson
Jackson, Andrew R. W. Forensics Science 3E, Prentice Hall
Prof Russell Frew, Prof Keith Gordon, Dr Kimberly Hageman, plus other guest lecturers.