This module introduces a range of forensically-relevant practical techniques from the initial processing of incident or crime scenes through to carrying out relevant laboratory analyses of evidence collected.
Total Contact Hours: 30
Private Study Hours: 120
Total Study Hours: 150
Method of assessment
* Laboratory Report 1 (3 hours) - 20%
* Laboratory Report 2 (3 hours) - 20%
* Portfolio (10 hours) - 40%
* Scene Assessment (3 hours) - 20%
Langford, Dean, Reed, Weyers, Jones, Practical Skills in Forensic Science Third Edition, 2018, Pearson.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
1 Demonstrate and increase in their practical capabilities across a range of forensically relevant skills (which could include incident scene mapping, imaging, evidence collection and processing, consideration of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE), ballistic testing, ammunition investigation etc).
2 Demonstrate an appreciation of the breadth of analyses that can be conducted in Forensic Science in relation to scene processing, evidence collection and analysis.
3 Apply knowledge gained in other Forensic Science modules to realistic practical scenarios.
4 Communicate Forensic practical work to others through subject-relevant reporting mechanisms.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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