Inter Applied Chemistry Programme 1
Lecture 1 background reading Read the following : Chapter 1 Introduction to Forensic Science ( From Jackson, Jackson, Mountain and Brealey, Forensic Science, Pearson 4th Ed (2016)) Very general professional guidance/Introduction United Nations can be found within these guides, (these are mainly for reference purposes) https://www.unodc.org/documents/scientific/Crime_scene_awareness__Ebook.pdf https://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/cjat_eng/Forensic_services_and_infrastructure.pdf Task 1: What is Forensic Science A definition of forensic science is “relating to a court of law”, so therefore any subject area relating to legal proceedings in a professional content can be called forensic. Choose an area within forensic science and give a brief account (approximately 500 words) of the subject defining how the science is related to the court of law and a good example of its use in a crime. Lecture 2 background reading Linville and Lui, Forensic Science: Fact or Fiction, Science, June 21, 2002 http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2002/06/forensic-science-fact-and-fiction Task 2: Perceptions of forensic science Summarise a fictional example of forensic science or crime and discuss how realistic you perceive the science to be portrayed. At this stage we do not need to worry too much about the full details of the actual science, but more about its perception and how it has been communicated. Please carry out this task in a short notes style, up to 1000 word limit. Some examples include a Sherlock Holmes story, more modern crime books, other forms of entertainments such as television (for example CSI) or films.