Spring 2019 - CRIM 452 D100

Skeletal Pathology and Criminalistics (3)

Class Number: 7182

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SWH 10218, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CRIM 101. Recommended: CRIM 357.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The examination of disease processes which affect and reveal themselves in the human skeleton at the level of surface morphology, radiology and histology and other relevant analytical methodologies relevant to criminalistics and human identification. Students who have taken this course as CRIM 417 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will examine disease processes which affect and reveal themselves in the human skeleton at the level of surface morphology, radiology and histology and other relevant analytical methodologies relevant to human identification. The course will provide a brief introduction to bone and dental cellular biology, including a brief introduction to human growth and development. A range of disease states will be discussed in terms of human identification, distribution and relevance to forensic science, including a discussion of HIV and narcotics. Some considerable weight will be placed on the identification of trauma and its relationship to mass fatalities, natural disasters, child abuse and torture

Grading

  • Bibliographic Test 10%
  • Essay 50%
  • PowerPoint Presentation 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None

Department Undergraduate Notes:


ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.  

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  • A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N. 
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  • The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
  • Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution.  Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS