Criminalistic and Physical Evidence

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Criminalistic and Physical Evidence

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry, Forensic Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Criminalistics is the definitive source for forensic science because it makes the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist. This unit will introduce the students to the realm of forensics and its role in criminal investigations. The student will be introduced physical evidence collection, preservation and analysis techniques. The unit will bring to the students comprehensive hands-on experience in questioned documents examination, fingerprinting, crime scene investigations and facial recognition.

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you will be able to
    1. Identify what constitutes physical evidence.
    2. Explain the procedures which must be undertaken in order to properly process a crime scene including documentation of the scene, evidence collection and handling of exhibits.
    3. Identify forensic procedures commonly applied to physical evidence samples and be able to draw logical conclusions from analytical results.
    4. Be able to apply physical evidence examination techniques to forensic case work.
    5. Describe and explain the concepts of chemical science used in forensic case work.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.