The aim of this module is to develop key investigative and major scene management principles and apply them to the specialist field of major crime scene operations. You will consider how the role of forensics fuses with the wider police investigation of planned major crime operations whilst considering strategic and tactical risk assessments, budgets and resource allocation.


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:

  • Evaluate the role of forensics in major crime operations 
  • Assess the application of strategic and tactical management strategies to the investigation of major crime operations  
  • Create comprehensive risk assessments and forensic strategies for planned operational events such as warrants   
  • Implement a coordinated response to a simulated major crime operation that considers forensic budget management and resource allocation   
  • Deduce the importance of integrating disclosure on major crime operations 

Core content

Strategic and tactical management of major crime operations 
Investigation management of covert operations and warrants.
Concepts of risk management for planned operational events 
Budget management and resource allocation on major crime operations
Management of partner collaborators and external specialists 
Case studies

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Who should attend




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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Campus address

College Road
MK43 0AL


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