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Body Fluids Reporting

Body Fluids Reporting

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.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Full time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

5 days

School:

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

No set dates

Entry Requirements:

Relevant operational experience.

Course Content

Course Outline:
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.

Highlights of the course:

  • Principles of transfer and persistence
  • Introduction to forensic strategy setting
  • Evidential  significance 
  • The limitations of body fluid interpretation
  • Casework scenarios  -  syndicate group discussions with tutors
  • Presentation of syndicate group findings
  • Introduction to body fluid attribution
  • Best practice for written and oral presentation of evidence

Learning Environment & Assessment:

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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For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

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