School of Applied Human Sciences

CFSD 201 Guest Lecturers – PMB site

The Discipline of Criminology and Forensic Studies (CFSD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus was visited by the KwaZulu-Natal South African Police Service, Forensic Science Laboratory Experts to deliver a practical lecture for ALL CFSD students on the 28th of March 2019.

The purpose of inviting SAPS FSL was to assist students to integrate theory with practice by understanding crime scene, investigation process and evidence analysis to apprehend suspects. The guest lectures also assisted with information on job opportunities for those who would like to work for FSL after degree completion.

The guest lecture Captain Thabo Ndevu covered the chemistry Unit on detection and analysis of harmful substances in criminal cases and the identification and analysis of exhibit material for the presence of drugs of abuse, medicines, poisons and fire debris. He also covered Questioned Documents Examination pertaining to documents that are in dispute in a court of law.

Warrant officer Zincume focused on firearm and toolmark examinations, shooting incident Reconstruction, mechanical and metallurgical failure analysis as well as vehicle incident Reconstruction.

On the front raw is CFSD Staff members and guests:  from Left: Dr Ephraim Sibanyoni (CFSD, PMB Academic Leader /HOD), Warrant Officer Zincume (SAPS FSL Ballistic Expert), Mr Lindokuhle Shandu (CFSD Tutor), Miss Snethemba Jili (CFSD Tutor), Captain Thabo Ndevu (SAPS FSL Chemistry Expert), Miss Smangele Shandu (CFSD Lecturer), Miss Nolwazi Ntuli (CFSD Lecturer), Miss Sharon Hattingh (PMB School of Applied Human Sciences Professional Administrator and Coordinator). At the Back raw: right is Warrant Officer Vusimuzi Skhosana (SAPS FSL Drug analyst) and Mr Kenneth Cranston (Audience member).

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