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Medico-Legal and Forensic Criminology - CRIM3601

Year - 2020

This unit of study examines the relationship between crime, law, medicine and science. It focuses on criminal detection practices, death investigation systems, the coroner's office, autopsies and socio-legal management of the dead body, human tissue and organ controversies, and the role of medicine, science and psychology in criminal justice.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x 2000wd Research Essay (50%), 1x 1500wd Take Home Exercise (30%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Socio-legal Studies




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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