Forensic Expert Witness Skills - PSCI6020

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module focuses on various aspects of science communication to the public, including the creation of general interest posters, before guiding students through the processes associated with the presentation of evidence to the courts as an expert witness. This concludes with a cross-examination process in a realistic courtroom environment.


Contact hours

Private Study: 138
Contact Hours: 12
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

• Writing an Expert Witness Report (25 pages) – 40%
• Poster (1 page) – 20%
• Defending an Expert Witness Report (10 minutes) – 40%

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Forensic Science.
2. Present scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly, in writing and orally, to a range of audiences.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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