This module aims for students to undertake an independent and original investigation, experimental or practical-based, relating to a specific area of the syllabus. The research project undertaken will identify a novel area of research within the students employing police force and will aim to confer innovative and transformational application to their specialist field. 



At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus

What you will learn

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

  • Write a research project plan, with aims, objectives, risk assessment and time line (Gantt chart).
  • Identify novel areas of research and devise optimal experimental solutions to forensic related problems
  • Investigate new and original investigative techniques investigation through the use of an experimental programme and illustrate how they may impact on criminal/civil investigation.
  • Combine information from different sources (journals, internet, interview, court proceedings etc.), whilst being aware of the possibility of bias.
  • Critically evaluate the results of experimental work; especially in the light of other published work in that area should it be available.

Core content

  • Research ethics
  • Project planning
  • Synthesis of literature review
  • Experimental design and research methods
  • Data analysis
  • Referencing and bibliographies

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