Griffith University’s forensic science program is the premier program in forensic science in Queensland and is widely recognised as a leading forensic science program throughout Australia and overseas.
What is forensic science?
Forensic science is the special interface where science meets the law, and includes the identification, collection, investigation and analysis of physical evidence.
Forensic Scientists apply their expertise and scientific principles to provide specialist evidence in both criminal and civil matters. Their work frequently involves the presentation of their findings in court as ‘expert witnesses’, who have the special privilege of presenting both expert opinion evidence and evidence of fact to a court.
Forensic science includes a large numbers of specialist disciplines including forensic biology and forensic chemistry. It is an exciting and rapidly-changing area of practice.
Forensic Casework Scientists commonly work in conditions of strict confidentiality and in special laboratories, often in close consultation with scientists and experts from other disciplines and with members of the police service and legal counsel.
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Associate Professor Joan Vaccaro, Head of Physics in the Griffith School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Initiatives in science education and research at Griffith University would have impressed the great Thomas Alva Edison, says Queensland Chief Scientist Dr Geoff Garrett AO. […]
Kirsty Wright, senior lecturer in Forensic Biology at Griffith University, is a finalist in this year’s 100 Women of Influence Awards.