ENGLAND

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

Faculty Leaders: Kimberlee Moran, Department of Chemistry

Travel Dates: Spring Break 2018

Class Meeting Times: TBD

Course Number: TBD

Program Cost: TBD

Applications will open in early November.

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 English 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 sciences. Assessment will be through a combination of essays, oral presentations and classroom discussion of case studies. A final discussion document will be due following the international visit.

The field study will take place in the United Kingdom, starting in London and finishing in Manchester. Other stops include Leeds, Bradford, and Wakefield. 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 United Kingdom also provides the unique opportunity to visit sites key to the history of forensic science. Some of the trip highlights include the Hunterian Museum, a Jack the Ripper tour, trips to court in session at the Magistrates and Crown levels, Middle Temple Hall, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, the West Yorkshire Scientific Support headquarters, the Bradford and Manchester police museums, 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.

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES

 

Airfare

Housing

International health insurance

Some meals

 

PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

 

Visa (if applicable)

Vaccinations

Passport Fee (for those without a valid passport)

Airport Exit Fees (if applicable)

*Program Cost is approximate and subject to change. Program cost is in addition to tuition.