The aim of this self-study course is to provide a comprehensive guide to crime detection and examines in detail a range of techniques used for scientific evaluation of evidence. Forensic Science means any science which is used as evidence in a court of law. It is also taken to mean scientific analysis and comparison used in the detection and investigation of crime. The course covers the following topics: (1) scientific disciplines, (2) crime scene investigation, (3) computer based electronic evidence, (4) crime scene equipment, (5) analysis of crime scenes, and (6) evidence presentation.
Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to feel isolated during your studies.
By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
Topics Covered in this Course
Unit 1: Introduction to Forensic Science
Unit 2: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
Role of CSI
Crime Scene Preservation
Recognition and Recovery of Evidence
Transportation and Storage of Evidence
Chain of Custody
Health and Safety and Crime Scenes
Unit 3: Investigation of Computer Evidence
Common types of devices
Recovery of Digital Evidence
Transportation of Digital Evidence
Principles of gathering Digital Evidence
Unit 4: Crime Scene Equipment
Unit 5: Analysis of Crime Scene Evidence
Body Fluid Analysis
Bloodstain pattern analysis
Physical impression and imprints analysis
Digital equipment analysis
Unit 6: Presentation of Evidence
Written and oral skills
Who should complete this course?
People considering commencing a career in Forensic Science.
Those who work in related areas such as law, law enforcement or private investigation.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.