You will be taught by ex CSI’s and Managers with many years experience in all aspects of crime scene examination, come and be taught by the best! Our facilities are second to non; three crime scene houses, forensic warehouse with four vehicles for forensic examination, studio with state of the art photographic equipment. We were the first University in the country to employ ex practitioners in this field and use related facilities as described above.
During the course students will visit Lancashire Constabulary Forensic Laboratories to witness first hand how a working police forensic laboratory examines evidence. Dependant on availability it is hoped that students will be able to witness a post-mortem at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Students will have the chance to take part in a practical exercise in our Hydra Minerva Suite.
In devising this course we have attempted to include as much practical experience and use of our crime scene houses, forensic warehouse and laboratories as possible. As such, students will be expected to take full advantage and put into practice the procedures and techniques taught during lectures. Students will be expected to arrive at classes on time and take relevant notes. We have also included introductions to subjects not usually taught at this point such as counter terrorism and drug factories. We feel this is important as it will give the student an insight into subjects taught in more depth on our Stage 2 course. This course will be intensive but enjoyable and equip the student with all the necessary practical skills and knowledge to be more than capable of carrying out the role of Volume Crime Scene Investigator.
Short Course / CPD
School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
No Partner College
27 August 2018
Week 2 will introduce you to the vagaries of crime scene recording, the use of the crime scene report and statement writing, again by attendance at lectures followed by practical classes where you will put theory into practice. You will also be introduced to the rudiments of searching and recovering evidence types including trace evidence and relevant packaging procedures. Lectures will include the roles of various professionals involved in an investigation, note taking and statement writing, marks evidence and evidence recovery, trace evidence recognition and recovery.
In week 4 you will be introduced to the forensic examination of vehicles using the four vehicles in our forensic warehouse. You will also be introduced to major crime scene examination, our Hydra Minerva Suite, practice giving evidence in our Moot Courtroom and possible attendance at a post mortem and a visit to Lancashire Constabulary Forensic Laboratories. Lectures will include subjects such as quality control, relevant ISO standards, DNA, unconscious bias, role of the expert/professional witness.
Week 5 was week devised so that students can practice all procedures and techniques taught over the past four weeks leading up to the final examinations at the end of the week. Lectures will include burglary crime scene examination and assault. Assessments will take the form of a practical burglary crime scene examination, a practical vehicle crime scene assessment, a written examination and appearance at our Moot Courtroom where students will give evidence.
The course will be assessed by a written test, a practical assessment of a crime scene and recovery of relevant evidence.
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