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Forensic Methods and Techniques - FOR1501

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide an overview of the field of forensic investigation whilst highlighting the interrelated principles and procedures of criminal investigation. The module will provide an overview of forensic investigative terminology, basic principles, methods, techniques and concepts and aims to develop investigation competencies regarding forensic investigation methods and techniques in respect of crimes and other irregularities/ incidents. This module is focussed on practical investigative work by an investigator who functions in the public, private and corporate environment and not that of the forensic scientist who functions in a laboratory. A student credited with this module will be able to: - Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and procedures relating to the investigation of crimes, incidents and transgressions that may occur in the public, private or corporate environment. - Identify and analyse a situation as constituting a crime, incident or transgression in order to determine the resources that must be activated and the procedures that must be followed.