Criminalistic and Physical Evidence
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Chemistry, Forensic Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
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 OutcomesOn completion of this unit, you will be able to1. 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.
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