Body fluid evidence is a vital component of numerous criminal cases. Given the range of body fluid evidence types, interpretational considerations of identification, appearance, location, distribution and attribution to DNA profiling results are numerous when addressing complex casework scenarios. Taught by practicing forensic scientists.
STUDY MODE: None
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: 5 days
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: No set dates
Relevant operational experience.
Through the use of example casework scenarios and discussion, this course provides the expert witness with a thorough foundation in body fluid interpretation that can be built on through exposure to and experience of more complex casework scenarios. The course examines in detail the mechanisms of transfer and persistence, the scope and limitation of interpretation and introduces the concepts of body fluid attribution and distribution issues. Taken alongside instruction on DNA profiling, case assessment and interpretation, and expert testimony, this course provides a framework of best practice for robust body fluid interpretation. This course is presented by experienced forensic biologists.
By the end of the course, delegates will have a thorough understanding of transfer and persistence issues, an ability to set robust forensic strategies in body fluids casework and an awareness of body fluid attribution issues.
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