This course is divided into two main units: Unit 1 is an introduction to the techniques and technologies used in forensic criminal investigation. Real crime case studies are used to study the compelling account of forensic science’s role in criminal investigations. Topics include history of forensic science, crime scene investigation, entomology, poison, knives and blunt instruments, strangulation and suffocation, drowning and burning, ballistics, fire and explosives, frauds and forgeries, fingerprints and footprints, trace elements, blood, DNA, and the future for forensic science. Unit 2 is an introduction to The Canadian Criminal Justice System and focuses on the history of law and justice, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Course code: YLAW-2CX