Units of Study

SLSS2603 - Medico-Legal and Forensic Criminology

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Allen George


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%) and 500wd tutorial paper plus in-class presentation (15%) and 1500wd essay (35%) and 2500wd take-home exercise (40%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Sociology or Socio-Legal Studies


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