The theory of the case and fact-finding, crime scene management and dealing with expert evidence, including forensic pathology, psychological profiling, computer forensics, stains and blood splatter.
|Paper title||Forensic Law|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$672.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,118.80|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- May not be credited together with LAWS 486 passed in 2009, 2010, 2012-2015.
- Teaching staff
Course materials are provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
The specific outcomes of this paper are to:
- Explain the role of expert evidence in the trial process and the duties of experts giving evidence;
- Raise awareness of forensic issues such as DNA, fingerprints and blood splatter;
- Provide an understanding of the necessity of proper crime scene management;
- Become alert to the possibilities of a miscarriage of justice when proper forensic processes are not followed.