Fred West, Ed Kemper, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer-some of the world’s most infamous serial killers. But how did trace evidence at the crime scene lead to their conviction? What was their MO? Why did they commit the crimes that they did? This course is designed for those with an interest in the application of forensic methods, crime, criminal justice, criminology and law. Previous experience is not essential. However, this is an ideal next step for those students who have completed the
Introduction to Forensics course. During the course, you will look at:
• A deeper analysis of trace evidence including ballistics, forensic entomology (study of insects), gun/knife wounds and digital evidence such as CCTV
• Murder scene investigation, including stages of decomposition, identifying time and cause of death
• Forensic Psychology, including crime scene and offender profiling
• You will apply your knowledge to real life case studies
• You will have the chance to work within a scientific laboratory setting, where you will test methods behind blood spatter analysis, hair and fibres
How will my progress be recorded?
Your tutor will work with you to assist in the completion of a Learner Progress Sheet. It will be used to record your progress and it will be reviewed and updated within the duration of the course.
Starting: September 2019