OverviewEvidential practice and law in relation to location, recovery, preservation, and interpretation of a wide range of forensic samples.
Statement and report writing, and witness interview to evidential standard.
Incident assessment and management in a wide variety of forensic environments.
Location, recovery and preservation of a range of forensic samples including: Fingerprints, DNA, fibres, trace samples, blood distribution patterns, gunshot residues, tool marks and impressions, foot shoe and tyre prints, sexual offence samples.
Incident mapping and photography.
Document and forgery analysis.
This module appears in:
26 hours of lectures, coursework, 18 hours of laboratory practical sessions, 1 x 4 hour managed incident, 1 x 4 hour incident analysis.
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
- Laboratory work: 20%
- Managed incident : 30%
- Incident management and analysis with incident report and statement: 50%
An understanding of the role of physical forensic methods in forensic practice.