This module can be taken as an Accredited Short Course or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

This course will provide an understanding of the principles and practical applications of the major forensic analytical techniques used in Forensic Intelligence (FORINT) and exploitation.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 11 - 15 Jan 2021
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,750 - Company (anyone being paid for by their company). Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Distinguish evidential types for use in court and for intelligence purposes
  • Evaluate the levels and range of forensic exploitation techniques
  • Manage and prioritise the exploitation of forensic intelligence derived from people, places and vehicles
  • Critically assess how forensic intelligence interfaces with other intelligence sources
  • Establish and maintain a FORINT exploitation policy within the frameworks of forensic best practice and the recognized intelligence cycle.

Core content

  • Role of communication and information sharing
  • FORINT in long term policing strategy
  • Exploitation and Military Intelligence
  • Pattern analysis, GIS and mathematics in forensic intelligence
  • Technical exploitation
  • Forensic exploitation
  • Planning and direction of forensic intelligence
  • Collection, Processing, Production, Management and dissemination of FORINT
  • Forms of output and report from FORINT.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This short 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 accredited short course 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 attend

This course is suited to those considering a career in civil or military intelligence roles, and as continuing professional development for current intelligence professionals seeking to understand more about tools and processes that can enhance the fusion of different intelligence sources, particularly using geospatial and open source information. As such it is also a useful course for anyone in an analyst role in other finance and government organisations.

Accreditation

The short courses are modules of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by  The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Speakers

  • Mr Stephen Johnson
  • Professor Andrew Shortland
  • Dr Gary Ackerman (University of Maryland START Prg) Speaker, provide datasets and Expert panel
  • Mr Roger Davies - Speaker and expert panel
  • Mr Marc Finch - Expert Panel
  • Mr Elliot Higgins - Speaker and Expert Panel (The famous Bellingcat/Brown Moses)
  • Mr Jez Ernshaw - Expert Panel
  • Mr Adam Stevens - Expert, panel, speaker and provider of MAPCITE for some exercises


Concessions

£766 - Individual (anyone paying for themselves to attend).

£383 - Student (a current student from any university or a former student of Cranfield University).

Accommodation options and prices

Please contact us for information regarding accommodation.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.