Investigating how science is reported in the media. Writing a press release.
Designing and producing a poster.
Acting as an expert forensic science witness. Writing and defending an expert witness report – this currently takes place in the Canterbury Magistrates' court.
This module appears in:
- Physical Sciences Stage 2/3/4
- STMS Undergradute Stage 2 & 3
12 hours of lectures, 1 tutorial, poster session and mock court.
This is not available as a wild module.
Method of assessment
This module is assessed by coursework. Press release (20%), Poster (10%), Writing (40%) and defending (30%) an expert witness report.
Bond, Catherine, (2007) The expert witness in court: a practical guide, 3rd Ed, ShawWall, (2009) Forensic Science in Court: The role of the expert witness, Wiley Blackwell
Langford, Alan (2010) Practical skills in forensic science, 2nd ed., Pearson, Prentice Hall
Jackson and Jackson, Forensic science, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
See the library reading list for this module (Medway)
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Forensic Science. Skills in presenting scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly, in writing and orally, to a range of audiences.
Communication skills, covering both written and oral communication.
Time-management and organisational skills, as evidenced by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working.