This module covers a broad range of established and emerging, computer based, forensic methods. It is organised into three units: Facial Identification Techniques, focusing on facial composite construction, Image Processing & Photo Forensics and Digital Forensics.
Private Study: 125
Contact Hours: 25
Not available as an elective module.
Method of assessment
• Unit 1 Assessment (2 hours) – 13.4%
• Unit 2 Assessment (2 hours) – 13.3%
• Unit 3 Assessment (2 hours) – 13.3%
• Examination (2 hours) – 60%
The University is committed to ensuring that core reading materials are in accessible electronic format in line with the Kent Inclusive Practices. The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the Association of Chief Police Officer's guidelines for 'National Working Practices in Facial Imaging'.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the main facial identification techniques used in criminal investigations.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of methods used in digital image processing and photo forensics.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of aspects of digital forensics.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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