SPECIAL NOTE: This unit does not count toward the Sociology major. Students can take this unit as a student/degree elective or as part of the Criminology major.
This unit provides a survey and overview of the field of forensic investigation. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics, forensic interventions in social work and psychology, and the sociology of forensic studies. Discussion includes identification of diverse experts in the field, analysis of different notions of expertise and objectives, forensics and human rights, and evaluation of media images of forensic work. The unit provides a general introduction to the history and development of forensic investigation, as well as specific approaches, perspectives and techniques within the broad field
HGA213: 3,000 word assignment (50%), tutorial participation assessment equivalent to 500 words (10%), 2 hour exam (40%)
HGA313: 3,500 word assignment (50%), tutorial participation assessment equivalent to 500 words (10%), 2 hour exam (40%)
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