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This course aims to give an understanding of the core responsibilities of evidence recording and collection at the crime scene, both in general and specifically related to operational constraints of a UK investigative context in addition to the operation of forensic and police investigators within the context of a major investigation.
At a glance
- 17 - 21 Oct 2022
- 16 - 20 Oct 2023
- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield campus
- Cost£1,750 Concessions available
Course structureThis course is delivered by tutorials, framed discussion periods and group presentations.
What you will learn
On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
- Analyse and evaluate various different strategies of major scene investigation to consider the various effects of different approaches
- Appraise the range of evidence collection and investigation techniques available to the crime scene investigator
- Describe and evaluate the relative merits of the range of systematic crime scene procedures vital to successful investigations
- Evaluate which of these procedures are appropriate to a particular crime scene and apply these procedures appropriately during a crime scene exercise
- Generate a crime scene report which objectively critiques the methodologies used and draws justified conclusions appropriate for the evidence
- Transfer theoretical and practical knowledge of evidence identification, recording and retrieval into the various roles of forensic specialists.
- Construction of the forensic strategy
- Evidence selection and collection
- Scene photography
- Digital photography
- Sample integrity and contamination issues
- Assessment of evidence
- Packaging and transportation
- Scene reporting
- Handling intelligence – assessment and communication.
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.
Find out more about short course credit points.
Who should attendPrior knowledge of this subject is not required.
AccreditationThe course is a module of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
Sponsored by company - £1,750
Individual (anyone paying for themselves to attend) - £875
Alumni/Current Student - £435
Accommodation options and prices
We are pleased to offer an exclusive accommodation package at our Mitchell Hall hotel. Located on campus, all rooms are en-suite and available on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. The cost of this package is £495. If you would like to book this accommodation package* for this short course, please indicate this on the registration form.
Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangement at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
How to apply
To apply for this course please use the online application form.
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