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At a glance
- 15 - 21 Apr 2024
- Duration7 days
- LocationCranfield campus
Course structureClassroom sessions and a site excavation.
What you will learn
- Adapt their methodologies to a single or mass grave environment
- Understand the role of the forensic archaeologist and anthropologist within a forensic and criminal investigation team in a mass fatality investigation framework
- Recover surface and buried evidence as well as human remains as part of a wider forensic investigation
- Interpret non - material, forensic archaeological evidence in mass grave structures, such as tool marks
- Interpret the site history in order to reconstruct the series of events that lead to the existence of the grave and the positioning of the victims and evidence.
- Day 1- Classroom based teaching
- Day 2 - Site assessment and setup
- Day 3 to 6 - Site excavation
- Day 7 - Site closure and exercise debrief
- Basic principles and structure of mass grave investigations
- Methodology of mass grave excavations
- Operational and logistical challenges in mass grave investigations
- Recovery of surface evidence at mass grave/mass killing sites
- Recovery of human remains in a mass grave context
- Recovery of buried evidence associated with human remains.
Upgrade to a professional qualification
This course will be taught at Masters standard as it is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme. Registering for this Short Course for Credit and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you 10 Cranfield credits. These could then be used to apply for a transfer towards a PgCert/PgDip or MSc in the Forensic Programme should you wish to complete one of these courses within 5 years.
Who should attendThere are no prerequisites for this course.
AccreditationThe course is a module of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
ConcessionsConcessions are available for Cranfield alumni and multiple bookings from the same organisation, please contact us to discuss.
Accommodation options and prices
This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here. Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.
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How to apply
To apply for this course please use the online application form.
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