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CRIM71-320: Forensic Criminology


Forensic criminology involves the application of criminological knowledge to investigative and forensic issues. It is a science in that it uses the scientific method as well as logic, reasoning and critical thinking to address a variety of applied issues. Forensic Criminology introduces students to this applied field of criminology by introducing the concepts and principles involved. To meet this end, students will be exposed to the wide variety of professionals they may encounter in professional practice, many of whom could be considered forensic practitioners in their own right. This includes police and private investigators, forensic scientists, and lawyers and other legal counsel. Students will also learn about the nature and scope of forensic criminology matters including ethics and report writing.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,760
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,800

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate increased knowledge of the principles of forensic criminology.
2. Apply knowledge of the principles of forensic criminology to its application through the examination of case studies.
3. Develop critical thinking skills in relation to the limits of forensic criminology and forensic evidence.
4. Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.

Enrolment requirements

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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021