NATS 2021 Imaging Science
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401171
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Description Imaging science is a key area within the forensic sciences. This unit explores the application of imaging science and forensic photography practices to detect, preserve, enhance and examine forensic evidence. The unit focuses on optical and digital enhancement methods that provide essential non-destructive methods for evidence preservation and analysis. The unit provides the learner with necessary theoretical concepts of imaging science that underpin the practice of forensic photographic evidence.
Discipline Forensic Science
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Pre-requisite(s) NATS 1008
Equivalent Subjects NATS 2013 - Digital Forensic Photography 2 NATS 2022 - Imaging Science and Photograhic Evidence
- Investigate the conceptual relationship between the collection of images, their optical and digital enhancement and the production of data.
- Evaluate the reliability of image data and how it may be considered in the context of scientific enquiry and the legal justice system.
- Relate theoretical principles of the behaviour of light and image formation to image analysis.
- Apply optical and digital imaging methods and theory for the enhancement of scientific evidence.
- Explain imaging science principles such as photoluminescence, chemiluminescence, absorption, reflection and transmission modes of imaging in the context of forensic evidence.
2.Principles of light and colour
3.Photographic optics and filters
4.Optical enhancement of physical evidence
5.Digital enhancement of photographic evidence
6.Specialised photographic techniques for forensic evidence
7.Evaluation of the photographic image
8.Current developments in research and technology
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Practical Portfolio||Compendium of photographs acquired throughout practicals (up to 35 images)||10||N||Individual|
|Poster on imaging technique||A digital poster (1,000 words)||25||N||Individual|
|Practical reflection||A series of short answer questions based on practical rotations||15||N||Individual|
|Final Examination||2 hours||40||N||Individual|
- Robinson, Edward M., and ScienceDirect. Crime Scene Photography. 3rd ed. 2016.
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