Forensic Chemistry (8376.3)
|Level:||Undergraduate Third Year Level|
|HECS Bands:||2, 4|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Science|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2018 Semester 2 DR Jurian HOOGEWERFF (Ph: +61 2 62015879 ) ON-CAMPUS 2019 Semester 2 DR Jurian HOOGEWERFF (Ph: +61 2 62015879 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit focuses on the examination and chemical analysis of physical evidence related to the investigation of criminal matters. Emphasis is placed on the chemistry and composition of a range of physical evidence, including textile fibres, glass, paint, illicit drugs, fire debris and explosives residues. The importance and evidential value of separation and identification techniques, and the scope and limitations of these techniques, is emphasised in relation to the analysis of forensic samples.
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the chemistry and composition of a range of physical evidence types;
2. Relate the scientific principles behind separation and identification sciences, and the scope and limitation of examination techniques, to the analysis of forensic samples;
3. Select and describe appropriate methods for the analysis of a range of physical evidence types; and
4. Interpret results from the chemical analysis of physical evidence and present results in a case file and court report.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Semester 2, 2018
On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Writing of three individual 1000-1500 word essays on 3 different topics. (18% (6% for each topic) )
- Draft report sections “General Science” and “Methods” (5% )
- Draft report sections “Results” and “Discussion” (5% )
- Final expert witness report and case file (30% )
- The case presentation. (10% )
- Mid semester test (32% )
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Semester 2, 2018
Four hours per week.
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