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Principles of Evidence in Forensic Investigation - FOR2609

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: It is strongly recommended that students first complete CRW1501 and register for CRW2603 together with FOR2609.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with detailed knowledge, skills and values to understand all aspects regarding the principles of evidence related to forensic investigation including the legal elements of specific crimes, transgressions and irregularities; search and seizure of evidence; interception of evidence; collection, preservation and presentation of the evidence; the continuity of possession regarding the evidence; burden of proof applicable to different types of evidence; the analysis of evidence; expert statements on admissibility of evidence; and the disposal of evidence. Knowledge and application of the principles of evidence will inform students about the principles of humanizing the law and social responsibility.