Units of Study

SLSS2603 - Medico-Legal and Forensic Criminology

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rebecca Scott Bray


This unit of study explores the relationship between crime, law, medicine and science in society by specifically examining the history of criminal detection practices, death investigation systems and the coroner's office, the role of medicine and science in criminal justice and socio-legal management of the dead. Students will be introduced to developing areas in medico-legal and forensic criminology, and will explore specific issues and case studies such as human tissue and organ controversies.


tutorial participation (10%), 1x500wd tutorial paper plus in-class presentation (15%), 1x1500wd essay (35%) and 1x2500wd take-home exam (40%)


A reader will be available at the University Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


(SLSS1001 and SLSS1003) or (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002)


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