(3 credits - TG) Distance Delivery - Internet
This course focuses on prevailing social/ethical forensic issues where health care overlaps with the law. Roles of the forensic subspecialties are outlined, together with the target forensic populations they serve. Historical roots, principles and professional practices of emerging subspecialities are examined, while current and future career opportunities are explored. A larger systems overview of criminal justice and health care is used to examine the broad scope of societal influences and the increasing impact of legal dimensions on forensic practice. Rick populations, issues and relevant laws and acts (local and international) are examined in relation to victims of physical and/or psychological trauma/abuse/neglect as well as perpetrators. Issues relevant to families of both victims and perpetrators are also explored.