Course: Forensic and Technical Activities in Criminalistics

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Course title Forensic and Technical Activities in Criminalistics
Course code UAI/705
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In academic years starting with an even year (e.g. 2016/2017), in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kothánek Jakub, Mgr.
Course content
Content of lectures: 1. Introduction to the subject, content of the subject, introduction to the practical forensic and technical activities, legal rules in czech legal system 2. Ensuring forensic traces - who can ensure the trace, principles of documentation traces, principles of assessment traces, Czech Republic police departments authorized to conduct forensic, expert services 3. Civilian persons and institutions authorized to conduct forensic, expert services 4. Who can be appointed an expert, what the organization can be established as an expert institute 5. The statutory provisions governing the forensic, expert services 6. The structure of publicly accessible registers of experts and expert institutions in the Czech Republic versus trade register 7. Statute of expert evidence and expert opinion before the courts and statute of the processor before the courts 8. Disciplines of activity of expert institutions in the Czech Republic 9. Classical disciplines (dactyloscopy, trasology, mechanoskopy, etc.) 10. New trends (Genetic analysis of DNA, computer forensic expertise, cybernetics, computer science, metallography, etc.) 11. Legal and other implications of incorrect or unauthorized security forensic traces 12. Specific analysis to solve IT crime 13. Specificity and new trends in forensic and technical practice, eg in providing DNA traces, possible fatal consequences of false security the DNA 14. Explanation of the concept of so-called destructive investigation, when this is possible and possible implications in relation to evidence 15. Practical procedure of bodies responsible for penal proceedings (the BRPP) and forensic technicians for crime scene investigation 16. Practical procedure of the BRPP and forensic technicians for domiciliary search a non-residential premises (statutory framework conditions, where it is possible to perform this operation) 17. The protocol for performing an act (eg. Protocol on domiciliary search, etc.) - formal requierements 18. Description of the expression "trace", "important things to criminal proceedings" 19. Description of the expression "surrendering a thing", "conversion a thing", " forfeiture a thing" (Who proposes and who performs) 20. Description of the expression "non-participating person", "witness", "aggrieved person", "suspect", "accused person", "police authority", "state's attorney", "judge", "expert'", "sworn interpreter" in relation to the activities domiciliary search, non-residential premises, interceptions, forensic investigation ICT, etc. 21. Division of investigative traces - general description, information and evidence aspect, procedures and policies to ensure of traces 22. Description of the expression "individual identification", "generic identification" and other information relevant to criminal proceedings in general 23. Possible results of forensic investigation by individual disciplines 24. Importance of forensic investigation in criminal proceedings and in civil litigation, etc. 25. Summary of knowledge Content of practicals: The exercise is in providing practical examples of different types of forensic traces, their documentation, plan the crime scene processing, copy the Protocol on the crime scene, etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is a basic introduction to forensic and technical work in ensuring feet, principles, legal provisions, the status of forensic engineers, forensic experts.

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Practical work in the scope of this course.
Recommended literature
  • portál:.
  • Přednášky a prezentace.
  • Vyhláška č. 37/1967 Sb., k provedení zákona o znalcích a tlumočnících ve znění pozdější.
  • www.it-znalec.cz.
  • www.justice.cz.
  • www.mvcr.cz.
  • www.policie.cz.
  • Zákon č. 121/2000 Sb., zákon o právu autorském, o právech souvisejících s právem autorským.
  • Zákon č. 141/1961 Sb. ,o trestním řízení soudním (Trestní řád), ve znění pozdějších předpisů.
  • Zákon č. 20/1990 Sb., o přestupcích, ve znění pozdějších předpisů.
  • Zákon č. 283/1991 Sb., o Policii ČR, ve znění pozdějších předpisů.
  • Zákon č. 36/1967 Sb., o znalcích a tlumočnících ve znění pozdějších předpisů.
  • Zákon č. 40/2009 Sb., trestní zákoník, ve znění pozdějších předpisů.
  • Musil, J., Konrád, Z., Suchánek, J. Kriminalistika.. Praha, 2004. ISBN 80-7179-878-9.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Informatics (1) Category: Informatics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Informatics (1) Category: Informatics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Informatics (1) Category: Informatics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Informatics (1) Category: Informatics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Informatics (1) Category: Informatics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter