This module addresses the discipline of forensic ecology, providing a foundation in the forensic science specialisms of botany, soil science, palynology, entomology and diatoms studies. It provides examples of their investigative contexts of operation, representative sampling at crime scenes, examinations of tools and vehicles, and forms of analysis. 

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus

Course structure

Lectures, Group Work, Practical, Blended learning

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate the strategic importance of a broad range of ecological evidence types.
  • Construct a comprehensive forensic strategy that integrates ecological sampling
  • Complete ecological sampling.
  • Assess the potential value of data generated by ecological evidence analysis.

Core content

  • Botany
  • Diatom Analysis
  • Entomology
  • Palynology
  • Soils Analysis
  • Case studies

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