This topic introduces students to the general principles and practices of forensic science and its role in modern policing and the justice system. The topics discussed include: the history of forensic science, an overview of the various forensic disciplines, and the analysis of trace evidence such as fingerprints, glass and fibres. Laboratory work focuses on development of laboratory skills in wet chemistry, observation and note taking, report writing and an awareness of uncertainties in forensic chemistry.
This topic aims to introduce students to forensic chemistry and its role in modern policing and the justice system. Specifically, this topic aims to give students: