Forensic Crime Scene & Investigation


This programme has been designed to run for 8 weeks to meet the maximum duration of a half term during academic year 2019 / 2020.  If you wish to be reduce the programme to meet the duration of the half term, the content chosen to be removed is at the discretion of you, the customer.


Week One – Forensic Evidence and Collection

  • Introduction to forensic science 
  • How to record a crime scene 
  • Examination & record of a crime scene 
  • Evidence collection & packaging 
  • Evidence collection and packaging 


Week Two – Investigation of Fingerprints

  • Introduction to investigation of fingerprints 
  • History of fingerprints and identification 
  • Anatomy and physical properties of fingerprints 
  • Classification system 
  • Ink impressions and identification of prints 
  • Recovery of prints from an object
  • Recovery and identification of prints from objects 


Week Three – Investigation of Blood Evidence

  • Introduction to the investigation of blood evidence 
  • Anatomy of blood 
  • Identification of blood typing 
  • Recovery of blood evidence from a crime scene and identification of blood type 
  • Theory of blood splatter patterns 
  • Examination of blood splatter patterns 
  • Case studies


Week Four – Examination of Human Remains

  • Introduction to forensic anthropology 
  • Examination of human remains 
  • Estimation of sex 
  • Estimation of sex using the skull and hips 
  • Estimation of age at death 
  • Estimation of age at death using skull and teeth 
  • Calculation of stature 


Week Five – Forensic Facial Reconstruction

  • Introduction to forensic facial reconstruction 
  • Case studies 
  • Theory of 2D reconstruction 
  • Completion of 2D reconstruction and comparison with victim photos 
  • Theory of 3D reconstruction
  • Completion of 3D reconstruction using clay 


Week Six – Microscopy in Forensic Science

  • Introduction of the use of microscopy in forensic science 
  • Anatomy of a microscope 
  • Examination of hairs as forensic evidence 
  • Examination of hairs recovered from a crime scene 
  • Group research project on the microscopy of either fibres, paint chips, glass fragments or impressions as forensic evidence and the examination of the item recovered from a crime scene 
  • Group presentation & peer assessment 
  • Discussion


Week Seven – Documentation Analysis

  • Introduction of documents used as forensic evidence 
  • History of handwriting analysis as forensic evidence
  • Case studies 
  • Handwriting analysis 
  • Examination of handwriting recovered from a crime scene 
  • Forensic examination of ink 
  • Examination of ink recovered from a crime scene 


Week Eight – Crime Scene Investigation

  • Crime Scene Scenario 
  • Examination & record of crime scene 
  • Recovery of evidence 
  • Examination of human remains 
  • Fingerprint analysis 
  • Blood analysis 
  • Documentation analysis 
  • Presentation of results & Conclusion of scenario 


NOTE: Some activities involve learners working with real human remains, blood and insects.  All scheme of works and risk assessments are available upon request


Certificates are issued to all attendees of the workshop upon completion


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