DENT5652 The Law and Law Enforcement

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA School of Dentistry, PathWest LaboratoriesMulti-mode
Content
This unit is taken as part of the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology. It provides an overview of the law; state, national and international dental jurisprudence; structure of law enforcement agencies; protocols for continuity of evidence; history of the coronial system and the role of the Coroner; function of the expert witness; legal implications of a mass disaster incident; report writing and preparation; and presentation of a case to a moot court.
Assessment
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Stephen Knott
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