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Introduction to Forensic Science

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Department of Civil and Entrepreneurial Law (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Perm))
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
3 year, 1 module

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The discipline is aimed at studying the main issues of crime investigation methods. The purpose of the course is to form a set of students ' knowledge about the meaning , content and practice of applying the legal rules governing these issues, and to instill the skills necessary for professional performance of official tasks when working as a lawyer. The course includes both a theoretical block aimed at studying the issues of criminalistic characteristics of certain types of crimes and methods of investigation, and a practical one aimed at solving practical cases.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • the formation of the basic theoretical knowledge, the general systemic understanding of the forensic science, its basic concepts and categories
  • the training students to obtain competencies related to the use of the forensic tools and methods in law enforcement activities for the detection and investigation of crimes implemented in criminal proceedings.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Knows the basic concept of the subject, system, methods of criminology, characterizes the main forensic teachings about criminal activity of trace formation, forensic technology.
  • Owns the technique of forensic photography and video recording, forensic tracology, forensic weapons science.
  • Knows the General provisions of forensic tactics.
  • Holds the tactics of the investigation inspection
  • Organization of crime investigation, version promotion, planning.
  • Tactics of interrogation, search, presentation for identification. Tactics of investigative experiment and verification of evidence on the spot.
  • Knows the methods of investigation of murders, owns the methods of investigation of crimes in the field of economic activity.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Section 1. General provisions of criminology and forensic technology
    Topic 1. Subject, tasks, system and methods of forensic science Topic 2. Criminalistic teaching about criminal activity and trace formation Topic 3. Concept, scientific bases, tasks of forensic identification and diagnostics. Topic 4. Forensic technology. Forensic photography and video recording. Forensic trace evidence Topic 5. Forensic weapons science. Forensic documentation. Topic 6. Forensic galitskaja Topic 7. Forensic registration. The use of special knowledge Topic 8. Information and computer support for forensic activities.
  • Section 2. Forensic tactics
    Topic 9. Gene r a l provis ion s of for e nsi c ta c tics. T acti c s of invest i gativ e ins pec tion. Topic 10. Organization o f crime investigation. Advanceversions, planning. Topic 11. Tactics of interrogation , search, presentation for ide ntification Tactics of investigative experiment and verification of evidence on the spot
  • Section 3. Forensic techniques
    Topic 12. Methods of investigation of murders Topic 13. Methods of investigation of crimes in the sphere of economic activity
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking control work
  • non-blocking auditorium work
  • non-blocking independent work
  • blocking экзамен
  • non-blocking control work
  • non-blocking auditorium work
  • non-blocking independent work
  • blocking экзамен
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.3 * auditorium work + 0.3 * control work + 0.1 * independent work + 0.3 * экзамен
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Gudjonsson, G. H., & Haward, L. R. C. (2016). Forensic Psychology : A Guide to Practice. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1165368

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Nuzzolese, E., Lupariello, F., & Di Vella, G. (2018). Selfie identification app as a forensic tool for missing and unidentified persons. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C20865F9
  • Priddis, C., & Vandenberg, N. (2018). Australasian forensic science summit 2016: education and training towards 2030. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 50(3), 293–304. https://doi.org/10.1080/00450618.2017.1383571