Analytical and Forensic Science
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 54 further points from Science Schedule C
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
An introduction to analytical techniques in modern forensic science. The analysis of physical and biological evidence and the role of science in the judicial system.
- An understanding of how science is applied in support of the legal system
- Mastery of the scientific concepts underlying the major analytical methods of chemical analysis as applied in forensic casework
- Critical analysis and assessment of scientific evidence
- A tested understanding of the application of these concepts to practical situations such as material analysis
Saferstein, Richard, Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition, Pearson Education Limited
Bell, Suzanne, Forensic Chemistry 2E, PearsonJackson, Andrew R. W., Forensics Science 3E, Prentice Hall
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