Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

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Английский
12 h
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  • From www.futurelearn.com
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  • Free Access
  • Бесплатный сертификат
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  • 6 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Starts on 7 февраля 2016
  • Ends on 13 февраля 2016

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Course details

Syllabus

Over the past two decades, the criminal justice system has been dramatically affected by technological advances in scientific contributions to the law. The most influential developments have been in the area of DNA profiling, and its forensic applications for both identifying perpetrators and exonerating the innocent. Although there have been some extraordinary victories for the forensic science community in recent years, there has also been scepticism about the infallibility of some forensic science practices, and the interpretation of physical evidence in the courtroom. This free online course begins by introducing you to the historical context of forensic science and how science is used by the police during criminal investigations. We will then explore some of the implications that these forensic techniques have on the criminal justice system, such as controversies surrounding biometric databases, the portrayal of forensic science in popular media (“the CSI effect”), and how forensic science is used in the courtroom. Finally, we will consider what the future of forensic science looks like and where the discipline may be heading in the years to come.

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Dr. John Bond & Dr. Lisa Smith

Editor

L’université de Leicester (en anglais, University of Leicester) est une université britannique, fondée en 1921, comme University College, et dotée d'une charte royale en 1957, basée à Leicester (Angleterre). Elle compte 20 000 étudiants inscrits.

Platform

FutureLearn est une plate-forme d'apprentissage proposant des formations en ligne ouvertes à tous (MOOC)

Fondée en Décembre 2012, la société est entièrement détenue par l'Open University à Milton Keynes, en Angleterre.

Elle est la 1ère plateforme offrant des MOOC au Royaume-Uni, avec à son actif plus d'une cinquantaine d'universités partenaires provenant du Royaume Uni mais aussi du reste du monde.

FutureLearn se différencie également par des partenariats avec des entités non-universitaires comme le British Museum, le British Council, la British Library et la national Film and Television School.

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