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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3143: Forensic Cultures

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs (Convenor)

Available via distance learning


 Forensic science and its practical application bring together different actors and agencies, and various forms of experience and knowledge. In this module you will learn about these aspects from a sociological perspective, by examining how forensic cultures have developed. You will analyse the socio-political and cultural factors that have shaped the adoption, use and understanding of different forensic methods and technologies, from fingerprinting and DNA profiling to digital forensics. The module does not have any pre-requisites and it is suitable for interdisciplinary pathways and for non-specialist students. 

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