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SLE313 - Forensic Analysis and Interpretation

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

SBF313

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Xavier Conlan

Prerequisite:

SLE112, SLE155 and one of SLE111 or SLE132.  A level 2 or level 3 chemistry unit is recommended.

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 6 hour laboratory session (Crime Scene House), 2 x 4 hour laboratory session per trimester. Students may be required to go on a site visit to a forensic laboratory.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit includes: Forensic chemistry and toxicology; including trace chemical evidence, arson and explosives investigations, analysis of illicit drugs, introduction to forensic toxicology. Application of statistical methods in forensic science including uncertainty of measurement, statistics and interpretation of evidence. Management and quality assurance, including quality control, traceability, management of forensic science provision, professional ethics. Laws of evidence relating to the admissibility of expert evidence illustrated by selected case studies.

Assessment

Two class tests (25% each) 50%, two laboratory assessments (15% each) 30%, oral presentation 10%, and assignment 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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