Forensic Science and the Law module (CA52010)

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A comprehensive background to the framework of forensic science and the legal profession. Get a broad knowledge of police structure, criminal investigation, scene of crime investigation, medico-legal procedures and their relevance to the criminal justice system. Plus contextualising current forensic scientific practice (including CSI, forensic anthropology, and human identification) within the UK and European legal systems. Find out what constitutes an expert witness, and what are the methodological, practical and conceptual boundaries of forensic science evidence considered admissible under English, Scottish and US law.


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