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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent knowledge of the key issues surrounding the use of forensic sciences in the criminal justice system;
- analyse and evaluate the social issues and political policies that have shaped the introduction and use of forensic identification techniques;
- use selected criminological theories to explain why forensic science is used; and
- model specialist analysis, research, and communication skills that contribute to life-long application in a professional career.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
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Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject examines how forensic evidence is applied to the criminal justice system. Using the theme of 'forensic identification' classes explore a variety of forensic methods and the difficulties associated with concepts such as methodology, accuracy, confidence, reliability and admissibility. The subject further studies how forensic science functions within the justice system, new challenges to forensic science as it responds to technology, forensic criminology theories and concepts, crime scene processes and recent inquiries into the validity of forensic science itself. Students will be exposed to practical forensic applications and case studies pertinent to understanding the strengths and weakness of forensic evidence.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 2 Essay: 2000-2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (60%)
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