Forensic science interpretations in sexual offences cases are amongst the most complex and difficult interpretations faced by forensic scientists. This short course aims to highlight the challenges and provide some solutions to delivering a transparent interpretation of the scientific evidence in a sexual assault or rape case. Taught by practicing a forensic scientist.
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
START DATE: No set date
Relevant operational experience.
Contrary to popular belief, forensic science is not definitive. In addition to identifying the type of evidence recovered, a more pertinent question might be, “How did it get there?” This is particularly relevant in dealing with the forensic evidence in a sexual offence case. In this short course, the issues of transfer and persistence of evidence will be discussed, considering various areas of the body of both the complainant and perpetrator. The factors limiting persistence of evidence will be explored in detail with the aid of case studies, and the impact of body fluid test limitations and attribution issues on interpretation will be demonstrated.
On completion of this course, delegates will have a thorough understanding of effective forensic strategy setting in sexual offence cases and will better understand persistence data and how to apply this to the interpretation of complex biological evidence.
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