LAW 211: Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists



Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, it is expected that students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential elements of evidence law, witness testimony and requirements for establishing offences;
  2. state and describe homicide and non-fatal offenses;
  3. explain history and structure of police force and nature of police administration; and,
  4. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, provisions of Motor Vehicle Act 1 and Provisions of Nigerian Penal Code.

Course Contents

Elements of evidence law. Expert Witness Testimony. Ingredients of establishing offences. Specific offenses relating to homicide and non-fatal offenses. Police: history and structure. Police administration. Juvenile delinquency. Drug abuse. Relevant provisions of Motor Vehicle Act, 1 (offenses and penalties). Relevant provisions of Nigerian Penal Code.