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Crime, Forensic & Investigative Sciences

Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation


Course overview

You cover topics such as the investigative process, evidence types, recording, recovery and analysis of evidence, and crime scene photography. Sessions include a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions, and you make use of the University’s extensive crime scene facilities.

Course now full.

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This course will be running as part of our Summer University programme of short courses. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a Summer University course brochure when it becomes available in April 2020.

Where you study

Middlesbrough Campus

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Course details

What you study

Stages of investigation
Understanding the crime scene
The exchange principle
Crime Scene Investigation
Evidence recording, recovery, analysis, interpretation and presentation
Evidence types – glass, fibres, paint, blood, semen, fingerprint etc.

Examine the roles of:
· First Officer attending
· Crime Scene Examiner
· The Investigator
· Forensic Scientists
· Police scientific support staff

How you are assessed

In-course assessment


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: Course full