Mapping the complexity of forensic science : implications for forensic science education

Samarji, Ahmad Nabil (2010) Mapping the complexity of forensic science : implications for forensic science education. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


Over the past two decades the field of forensic science has experienced a remarkable development and a substantially enhanced public profile. The prominence of forensic science has resulted from scientific and technological advances, increased reliance of law enforcement agencies and judicial systems and its popularisation through the mass media. Consequently, forensic science education has been characterised by a rapid expansion in both the number of forensic science courses and the number of students enrolling in such courses. However, very little is published on forensic science education. This research aims to identify how best to organise and deliver forensic science education. By doing so, the research aims to generate graduates who are more proficient and with the knowledge and expertise needed for them to cope with the technological advances revolutionising forensic science and with ongoing security demands and challenges.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keywords forensic science education, tertiary education, higher education, knowledge base
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