Crime Scene Investigation CSI Level 3

Course code: OSC1020

Gain a fascinating insight into crime scene investigation.

  • This is an ideal course for those interested in working within forensic science, criminology, the police force and the criminal justice system
  • Designed for those who wish to gain a broad knowledge base of how crime scenes are investigated and dealt with
  • Study the collection of biological evidence such as DNA and fingerprinting
  • Understand the proper methods of collecting evidence from crime scenes where there is a dead body present
Course overview

This course focuses on the work of forensic science professionals, taking you through crime scene management and what procedures are necessary for a thorough crime scene investigation.

The course will finally conclude with an outline of how evidence from a CSI case is presented in a court room before a judge.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 120 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Crime Scene Investigation CSI Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course content
  • Introduction
  • What is Forensic Science?
  • Locards Principle of Exchange
  • The beginnings of forensic science
  • Who and what?
  • Specialist forensic services
  • Introduction
  • Identifying a crime scene
  • The location of the scene
  • Crime scene procedures
  • Key areas of biological forensic evidence
  • DNA
  • DNA Extraction
  • Fingerprints
  • Odontology
  • Blood spatter analysis
  • Removing forensic evidence from a body
  • DNA
  • Fingerprints from the deceased
  • Fibres
  • Making an impression
  • Crime scene risk assessments
  • Legislation affecting the recovery of forensic evidence
  • Packaged for success
  • Recovering the item
  • Sealing and labelling evidence
  • Reporting the findings
  • Different forms of packaging
  • Chain of Evidence
  • Introduction
  • Writing a Statement
  • Advocate: assessing witness reliability
  • The court system
Extra info

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Crime Scene Investigation CSI Level 3.

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