Fingerprint Detection and Identification PG (10339.1)
|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 origin and formation of friction ridge skin and the process that leads to the deposition of fingermarks as potential forensic evidence;
2. Appreciate the range of fingermark detection and enhancement methods that can be applied to the recovery of fingermark evidence from a range of different surfaces;
3. Articulate the recommended fingermark detection sequences depending on the substrate type;
4. Apply fingerprint identification methodologies related to ACE-V and understand the role that Bayesian statistics can play as an interpretation and reporting tool; and
5. Acknowledge the contemporary issues related to the operational exploitation of fingerprint evidence.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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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 2||09 May 2022||Online||Dr Jurian Hoogewerff|
Fingerprints and Other Ridge Skin Impressions, Second Edition (2016)
Champod C., Lennard C., Margot P., Stoilovic M.
(Full electronic access available via the UC Library)
Lee and Gaensslen's Advances in Fingerprint Technology, Third Edition (2012)
Ramotowski, R. S. (Editor)
(Full electronic access available via the UC Library)
Recommended Internet Resources:
The FORSI Community http://esc-app.unil.ch/blogs/forsi/
The Fingerprint Sourcebook, US National Institute of Justice https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/225320.pdf
Fingerprint Source Book: Manual of Development Techniques, UK Home Office https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fingerprint-source-book
Forensic Science International and other Forensic journals (available online via the UC Library)
Additional recommended readings will be provided by your online instructor and will include 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.
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item (as outlined in the assessment strategy). An aggregate mark of 50 % or more is required to pass this unit.
The 150 hours associated with this unit should be distributed over the trimester teaching period, which is either 11/12 or 15 weeks; therefore you should be spending on average 10 – 12.5 hours a week on this unit. This time would be used to complete the unit activities (such as module based reading), assessments (such assignments and/or quizzes) as well as reading and participating in online discussion boards.
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
Familiarity with Microsoft Office software and internet browsers is necessary.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
This unit involves research-led education and work-integrated learning. 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.