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.
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
|Unit name||Forensic investigation|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
A/Prof Roberta Julian
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
On-campus: Weekly 2 hour lectures and fortnightly 50 minute tutorials
Off-campus: Weekly 2-hour on-line lectures and fortnightly online tutorials
3,500 word assignment (50%), tutorial participation assessment equivalent to 500 words (10%), 2 hour exam (40%)
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