Courses & Units

Forensic investigation HGA313

Hobart

Note:

This unit does not count toward the Sociology major. Students can take this unit as a student/degree elective or as part of the Criminology major.

Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the newly emerging area of forensic criminology through an examination of the field of forensic investigation. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics and cybercrime, forensic interventions in social work and psychology, and the sociology of forensic studies. The main emphasis of forensic studies is on providing a generalist understanding of the forensics field, including how developments across the field might feed into particular criminal justice processes. Discussion includes identification of diverse experts in the field, analysis of different notions of expertise and objectives, forensics and human rights, and evaluation of media images of forensic work. The unit provides a general introduction to the history and development of forensic investigation, as well as specific approaches, perspectives and techniques within the broad field

Summary

Unit name Forensic investigation
Unit code HGA313
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Dr Loene Howes and Prof Roberta Julian

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 099903

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: Weekly 2 hour lectures and fortnightly 50 minute tutorials

Off-campus: Weekly 2-hour on-line lectures and fortnightly online tutorials

Assessment

3,500 word assignment (50%), tutorial participation assessment equivalent to 500 words (10%), 2 hour exam (40%)

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