Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module takes a critical and research-informed approach to examining how violent crime, especially homicide, is investigated and represented through the criminal justice system. It examihes the crucial role of officers attending a crime scene, covering the importance of robust crime-scene management and considering the practical requirements for preserving, collecting and interpreting evidence at the crime scene. The module draws upon case studies to extend study of how forensic narratives are constructed in the process of investigation, how this is reported in the media, and how it might be interpreted for the courts.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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