Crime Scene Investigation PG (10338.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the general approach to crime scene examination;
2. Appreciate the range of evidence types that may be present at a crime scene and describe appropriate search, recovery and preservation methods for each evidence type;
3. Articulate the requirements of good crime scene photography and case file management practices;
4. Understand the importance of professional practices associated with maintaining evidence integrity and continuity; and
5. Report evidence and conclusions from crime scene investigations accurately and in an appropriate format.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Master of Forensic Studies, 884AA, OR Graduate Certificate in Forensic Studies, 882AA, OR the Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Studies, 883AA.
Assumed knowledgeKnowledge of general science as obtained via an undergraduate science degree (with completion of chemistry and biology units highly recommended).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Trimester 3||15 August 2022||Online||Dr Jurian Hoogewerff|
There are no required textbooks for this unit.
Read the online material provided across the 8 modules available on the University of Florida online teaching site, including the hyperlinked internet resources.
1. Sutton R, Trueman K & Moran C (Editors), Crime Scene Management: Scene Specific Methods, Second Edition, 2016, Wiley, ISBN 9781119180906.
2. Fisher BAJ & Fisher DR, Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Eighth Edition, 2012, CRC Press, ISBN 9781439810057.
Recommended Internet Resources:
Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement, National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), 2013, https://www.nfstc.org/products/crime-scene-investigation-guide/
Crime Scene and Physical Evidence Awareness for Non-Forensic Personnel, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2009, http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/scientists/crime-scene-and-physical-evidence-awareness-for-non-forensic-personnel.html
Crime Scene Investigator Network, http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/
Hyperlinked material across the modules contained within this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Please note: All assessment items will be submitted through the University of Florida unit site. Please contact your online instructor if you have any questions regarding assessment items.
By submitting your work online through the University of Florida unit website you are certifying that:
- the attached assignment is my own work and no part of this work has been written for me by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the lecturer/s concerned;
- material drawn from other sources has been fully acknowledged as to author/creator, source and other bibliographic details according to unit-specific requirements for referencing; and
- no part of this work has been submitted for assessment in any other unit in this or another Faculty except where authorised by the lecturer/s concerned.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50 % is required to pass the unit. The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item.
Students are expected to spend, on average, 10 hours per week working through the online content, additional reading, and assessment items.
As this is a fully online unit, participation and engagement in online discussions with your instructor and classmates is an important part of student learning and all students are encouraged to actively engage with this unit. Your participation in online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Access to a computer and the Internet is required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
Notifications through the University of Florida unit Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's website. Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The University of Florida discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.