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About the Course

We have all seen forensic scientists in TV shows, but how do they really work? What is the science behind their work? The course aims to explain the scientific principles and techniques behind the work of forensic scientists and will be illustrated with numerous case studies from Singapore and around the world. Some questions which we will attempt to address include: How did forensics come about? What is the role of forensics in police work? Can these methods be used in non-criminal areas? Blood. What is it? How can traces of blood be found and used in evidence? Is DNA chemistry really so powerful? What happens (biologically and chemically) if someone tries to poison me? What happens if I try to poison myself? How can we tell how long someone has been dead? What if they have been dead for a really long time? Can a little piece of a carpet fluff, or a single hair, convict someone? Was Emperor Napoleon murdered by the perfidious British, or killed by his wallpaper? *For Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, please be noted that this course will no longer be eligible for credit transfer....

Top reviews

Apr 16, 2021

HI, I am student of forensic science and as per my knowledge this is the best course i come across.\n\nyou just need to have basic knowledge, the cases given in the course are awesome.\n\ni loved this

Nov 12, 2020

Thanks to Mr Roderick Wayland Bates for his simple and vivid explanation .....I liked his way of presentation... The course was really very useful and the case studies were thought provoking......

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By shanu s

Jul 20, 2020

Very useful course and i personally recommend Everyone to learn this course

By Lorena L

Apr 7, 2017

I have taken many courses, but this one is really useful and knowledgeable.

By Emma M

Nov 5, 2016

This corse is teaching me everything I need to know about Forensic Science!

By Waqas A A

Oct 19, 2020

very good for beginners of forensics and those who want exposure about it.


Apr 2, 2021

A gentle while interesting way to get into the world of forensic science

By Uma K

Dec 21, 2020

It was a refreshing course. I really enjoyed the questions an scenarios.

By Anna M B

Aug 20, 2020

It was very informative and enjoyable not forgetting extremely exciting.

By Arjun R M

Aug 11, 2017

Very informative course giving a lot of practical experience. Loved it.

By Kayleigh H

Mar 26, 2019

Very well presented,simple and covers a wide range of Forensic science

By Shreya S C

Jul 9, 2020

professor Roderick is fantastic ..his way of teaching is just awesome

By Anagha M

Sep 30, 2020

most informative course. I learned lot of things. Thank you COURSERA

By 18BCH133 S R

Oct 21, 2020

Ssuperr amazing course. Have an knowledge learn some new concepts.

By Mandy L

Feb 10, 2019

Very intersting with very good explaination!!! Thank you so much!!!

By Merisa Ç

Dec 26, 2020

A very useful course for my career. thank you for the opportunity.

By Nicole D S

Oct 12, 2020

I have learned so much on this course, also I practiced my English

By James A

Nov 29, 2019

Nice course for anyone interested in how forensics really work. :)

By Harshita R

Oct 5, 2020

An interesting and fascinating course with an amazing instructor.

By Dorcas N O A

Jul 28, 2020

The course is of the highest standard. I enjoyed every bit of it.

By bryn5140 b

Jan 30, 2021

Great course! A very interesting topic, and very well explained.

By MD. A - A

Jul 13, 2020

Criminology and Criminal Justice must have enrolled this course.

By Pawit K

May 24, 2020

Professor teaching is easy to understand. Very exclusive course!

By Aale M

Dec 13, 2020

Great course. Gained a lot of new and interesting information.

By Prajna P

Sep 29, 2020

It was really fascinating! and was very informative.. Thank you

By Yeasir A

Jul 21, 2020

It was an amazing experience. Fulfilled my curiosity and more..


Jun 23, 2020

Its an excellent course. And the way of teaching is very nice.