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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2135: Forensic Cultures

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


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

This module will run 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 forensics has developed as practice and by exploring its place and role in investigations. 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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