INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF FORENSIC SCIENCE
Since the late 19th century, the United Kingdom has been pivotal in both the development of forensic techniques and the setting of forensic science standards. This course aims to introduce the history and evolution of forensic science, significant cases, and the framework of international standards within forensic science. The on-campus portion of this course will introduce students to key historical figures and milestones within forensic science. We will examine the similarities and differences between the British and American legal systems as they pertain to forensic science and how these systems regulate and maintain standards within the profession. Finally we will look at popular media and its influence on the practice and perception of forensic science. Assessment will be through a combination of essays, oral presentations and classroom discussion of case studies. Over Spring break (May 20-June 4, 2022) we will experience the British system first-hand, starting in London and visiting Leeds, Bradford, and Manchester. Through site visits and guest speakers, students will gain insight into the forensic profession as it exists in the UK, UK laboratory practice, forensic standards and regulation in the UK and Europe, and the presentation of forensic evidence in British courts. The UK also provides the unique opportunity to visit sites key to the history of forensic science. Some of the trip highlights include visits to New Scotland Yard, a Jack the Ripper tour, a visit to English courts in session, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, plus talks by CSIs, lab scientists, barristers, and forensic researchers. Each of these places and speakers will be introduced during the classroom component of the course with an emphasis on its relevance to the key aim and objectives. This course is intended Biology and Chemistry students and is also applicable for Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, and History majors.
London, England (with visits to Leeds, Manchester, and Bradford)
Faculty Leader: Kimberlee Moran, Department of Chemistry
Course Number: 50:412:490, 56:412:590
Course Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
May 20, 2022 - June 4, 2022
Program Cost: Approximately $2,870
Program Cost Includes:
International health insurance
Some meals and excursions
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Passport, visa, or airport entrance or exit fees (if applicable)Vaccinations
*Please complete all components of the application, including passport number and expiration date.
*Upon completion of this application, the Office of International Students & Global Programs will register you in the course.
*Program cost is in addition to tuition, is approximate, and is subject to change.
*To withdraw, contact the Office of International Students & Global Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember: once you sign the Camden Financial Responsibility Statement, you may be responsible for paying the entire cost of the program.