SLE112 - Fundamentals of Forensic Science
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
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3 x 1 hour class per week, 3 x 2 hour practicals per trimester.
SLE112 is a fundamental forensics unit, during which students will explore forensic science in an Australian context and explain the challenges and differences of forensic science in a global context. This includes some of the key principles used to study the science, including Locard's exchange principle, principle of individuality, comparative analysis, and class and individual characteristics. Students will engage in activities that will require them to apply forensic processes from a crime scene to the court. It will also require them to apply introductory forensic analysis including chemical, biological and physical techniques and learn about the legal system including how law is developed, criminal vs civil law, and the laws of evidence.
Two in-class tests (15% each) 30%, a reflective report 25%, practical report and practical skills demonstration (3 x 15%) 45%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the practical report and practical skills demonstration assessment.