Que Pasa guys,
So as many of you are aware in the final year of university the majority of students carry out a project or dissertation and that is exactly what I have to do in my third year with a slight twist.
Our project is entitled Forensic Literature Project and is worth 10 credits of the whole degree.
Here we investigate current research topics in forensic science in a specific area of our interest; the only downside is that we are given a choice of 35 topics and we have to pick 5 and write a reason for each choice and we then get assigned one of our 5 choices in September.
For this project we produce a dissertation-style piece with a slight twist, we have to make a research, paper-style presentation which will last up to 30 minutes roughly including question time and present it to our peers and a lecturer or two.
I’m not the most confident speaker at the best of times, if you have seen me at one of our open days in the student experience talk then you will know this haha! So that will not be my most enjoyable experience of university I am sure of it.
Regarding forensics, I enjoy the bugs and bones side of things with an interest in bodies and the decomposition process, blood spatters and collection of evidence. There wasn’t a choice this year on anything anthropology-like which I can’t help but be disappointed about, so, from what I remember, I chose these:
- Estimation of Post Mortem Interval (PMI) based upon Entomological Evidence. (BUGS!)
- The use of SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) in Forensic DNA Analysis.
- Tests for body fluids in Forensic Science.
- Estimation of post mortem interval (PMI) based upon effects of cadaver decomposition.
- Development of DNA Profiles from Latent Fingerprints.
I am hoping for the entomology project but we shall see I know a lot of people wanted that one – another thing – certain titles popular amongst everyone, only some people will get them -_-
So the wait for our assignment is killing me! If we knew them now we could crack on with some research but never mind!
Until next time,