Fall 2023 - CRIM 357 D100

Forensic Anatomy (3)

Class Number: 5994

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM  2023-09-06  2023-12-05
    SWH 10218, Burnaby

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM  2023-10-10
    SWH 10218, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CRIM 101.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to human anatomy and physiology relevant to the biological aspects of human forensics. Examines different body systems including form, function and development in the human adult and child, and discusses post mortem alteration to anatomical structures in the context of forensic anthropology and pathology.

COURSE DETAILS:

Forensic Anatomy reviews and describes the living and post-mortem human body. The course will detail different body systems including their form and function in the human adult and in childhood development. Post-mortem alteration to anatomical structures will be discussed in the context of forensic anthropology and pathology, including the body’s trajectory towards skeletonization. This course provides an introduction to human physiology relevant to the biological aspects of human forensics. It will also explore the context of human remains and their treatment both medical and criminal with reference to the human body trade and trafficking. This course is aimed at non-scientists. 

Grading

  • Mid-term I 15%
  • Mid-term II 15%
  • Essay 30%
  • Long-short answer final exam (take home) 40%

NOTES:

Notes: This is a lecture course with no tutorials. Deferred grades only given on the basis of authenticated medical disability. The course schedule may vary.

 

Note: This course can be counted towards the Certificate in Forensic Studies OR the Certificate in Police Studies. It can also count towards your Major or Minor or Extended Minor. BUT you cannot count it towards more than one certificate. You must declare a certificate as soon as possible, so please see an advisor.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology with Essentials of InterActive Physiology CD-ROM (Paperback), Elaine N. Marieb – new or recent edition [CD not required]. This course will be delivered in-person. You will require a computer with internet access.


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

If you have any Criminology course enrollment requests (course adds, course swaps), please contact a Criminology advisor. Please do not contact instructors for enrollment assistance as they will ultimately refer you to a Criminology advisor.

Criminology course enrollment requests should be sent to a Criminology advisor no later than the last day of the Second week of classes. Late enrollment requests are subject to approval and are not guaranteed. 

Enrollment requests for non-Crim courses should be directed to the advisor for the program offering the course. 



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

  • N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
  • ON CAMPUS COURSES ONLY: Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the security box behind the General Office (SWH 10156), or submitted as per Professor’s instructions for courses taking place at Surrey Campus. The assignment drop box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only, with the contents date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will be accepted (e.g. Library/Campus Security).  For the Surrey Campus, assignments must be hand delivered to the General Office of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, located at SUR 5180, on Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30p.m., or placed in the assignment drop box located at the southwest corner of Galleria 5.  The Surrey assignment drop box is emptied Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the contents date stamped accordingly.  The School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted in any other manner (e.g., slid under office doors).  The University does NOT accept assignments by fax or email.
  • 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 they will receive a grade of N. 
  • 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.