This short course will appeal to people with an amateur or professional interest in Crime Scene Investigation.
Perhaps you are an avid CSI fan, and want to know more of the science behind the fiction.
Or perhaps you work in a crime related area, and are interested in developing your professional skills, and deepening your understanding of what happens behind the scenes.
This remotely accessed, stand-alone short course, will give you a taste of the science behind the fiction. Allowing you to learn about the science and practicalities behind Crime Scene Investigations and the considerations that need to be taken into account when processing them.
What you will study
This short course will introduce you to the observation, recording and preservation of crime scenes and evidence. It will teach you the techniques used to enter crimes scenes correctly in order to preserve forensic evidence.
In addition, you will gain practical experience in the collection of fingerprints, the correct use of sterile swabs and tape lifts, along with how to collect toolmark and other impression evidence.
All students will also be taught how to accurately record the crime scene using diagrams and notes.
The syllabus covers the following topics:
- Evidence found at crime scenes
- Investigation of crime scenes
- Search techniques
- Recovering evidence and other information
- Team working at crime scenes
- Reporting crime scene investigations
50 % Practical Simulation (conducted over the taught weekend)
50 % Practical Write Up (1500 words)