Postgraduate Course: Legal and Evidential Framework in Forensic Anthropology (PGHC11262)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to provide a background in criminal law, Human Rights law and Humanitarian law from a Scottish, UK and international perspective. Legal rulings on evidence, sub judice rules in the UK and on an international level, Police And Criminal Evidence (PACE) Codes of Practice, giving evidence in a court of law, expert witness statements, and statistics in forensic anthropology will also be covered, as will the pathology of torture and trauma, ballistics, the effects of bomb blast and attempts at hiding evidence will also be discussed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| All students taking this course must attend the Health & Safety Awareness training session at the start of the semester. If this course is not on your Degree Programme Table you must seek the permission of the course organiser before being enrolled in this course.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| Students will:
- Acquire an understanding of the history and development of forensic anthropology
- Acquire a basic knowledge of Scottish, English and international aspects of criminal, Human Rights and Humanitarian law, within which a forensic anthropologist is required to work.
- Gain the skills required in giving expert evidence in a court of law
- Gain an understanding of the skeletal manifestations of violent death, including interpersonal violence, torture, gunshot and other penetrating injuries, and mass disasters.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Elena Kranioti
Tel: (0131 6)50 2368
|Course secretary||Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782