2.2 History and Development of Forensic Science - presentation

2.2 History and Development of Forensic Science - presentation

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YSCN0017 From Sherlock Holmes to modern forensic science “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” ▬▬▬ Sherlock Holmes ▬▬▬
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Course Contents 6. Document Forgeries 6. Document Forgeries a. Chemical analyses and instrumentations a. Chemical analyses and instrumentations b. Drugs Analysis b. Drugs Analysis 5. Forensic Chemistry 5. Forensic Chemistry a. Finger print analysis a. Finger print analysis b. Serology (Blood analysis) b. Serology (Blood analysis) c. DNA analysis c. DNA analysis 4. Forensic Biology 4. Forensic Biology a. Types and significance of physical evidence a. Types and significance of physical evidence b. b. c. c. Firearms and tool mark identification Firearms and tool mark identification 3. Physical Evidence 3. Physical Evidence a. Processing the crime scene a. Processing the crime scene b. Reconstruction of a crime scene b. Reconstruction of a crime scene 2. Crime Scene Investigation 2. Crime Scene Investigation a. Definition, scope, history and development a. Definition, scope, history and development b. Organization of crime laboratory b. Organization of crime laboratory c. Functions of the crime lab and the forensic c. Functions of the crime lab and the forensic scientists scientists 1. Introduction to Forensic 1. Introduction to Forensic Science Science
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Lecturers: Dr. W.T. Chan (Chemistry) wtchan@hku.hk Dr. Alice S.T. Wong (School of Biological Sciences) awong1@hkucc.hku.hk Prof. David L. Phillips (Chemistry) phillips@hkucc.hku.hk WebCT for notes and assignments download Log in HKU Portal, click MyWebCT to access the course. If you have problems logging in via HKU Portal, go to http://webct.hku.hk/ and log in as a guest of the course: user name: YSCN0017_GUEST password: yscn0017guest
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1. Participation (10%) – random attendance check 2. Quiz (30%) – multiple choices or short questions 3. Case Study + Assignments + Lab Report (60%) Quiz: February 11, 2009 (Week 18) April 15, 2009 (Week 27) Laboratory Class: March 18, 2009 (Week 23) (hair and fiber examination using a microscope using a microscope) Assessment Methods
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Forensic Science Modern forensic science concerns of: Modern forensic science concerns of: 1. 1. development of the principles and techniques for development of the principles and techniques for identifying or comparing physical evidences (a truly identifying or comparing physical evidences (a truly multi multi - - disciplinary science). disciplinary science). 2. 2. putting the theory into practice, applying them to a putting the theory into practice, applying them to a criminal justice system. criminal justice system.
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Forensic Science The word The word forensic forensic comes from the Latin word comes from the Latin word forum forum which meant which meant open space open space or or market market place place . . The ancient Romans held their
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