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SLE112 - Fundamentals of Forensic Science

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michelle Harvey





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Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 3 x 2 hour practicals per trimester.


This unit includes a general introduction to forensic science including an overview of forensic science in Australia; principles of forensic science including Locard's Exchange Principle, Principle of Individuality, comparative analysis, class and individual characteristics; overview of the forensic process from crime scene to court; introduction to forensic analysis including chemical, biological and physical techniques; introduction to the legal system including how law is developed, criminal vs. civil law, the laws of evidence.


Two class tests (25% each) 50%, two assignments (10% each) 20%, three laboratory reports (10% each) 30%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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