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LAWS429 Forensic Law

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
Paper code LAWS429
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2019 have not yet been set
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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
Limited to: LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
May not be credited together with LAWS 486 passed in 2009, 2010, 2012-2015.
Contact

law@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Mr Len Andersen

Textbooks

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:

  1. Explain the role of expert evidence in the trial process and the duties of experts giving evidence;
  2. Raise awareness of forensic issues such as DNA, fingerprints and blood splatter;
  3. Provide an understanding of the necessity of proper crime scene management;
  4. Become alert to the possibilities of a miscarriage of justice when proper forensic processes are not followed.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2019

Location
Auckland
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard