1Course Overview

Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science Level 3

Course code: OSC1126

Pay up front:

£659.00

Save £379 by
paying up front

Free UK delivery

Gain a fascinating insight into crime scene investigation and forensic science in this bundle. Study the convenient way, from home!

  • Understand what forensic science is
  • Know how to identify a crime scene
  • Explore the key areas of biological forensic evidence
  • Know how to remove forensic evidence from a body
  • Understand how to handle evidence
  • Learn how the scientific and psychological aspects of crime pair together in a forensic investigation
  • Gain a sound understanding of victimology and psychological explanations of crime
  • Discover how suspects are interviewed and interrogated
  • Study killing and psychopathy in the contexts of forensic investigation and wider society

All course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

20% off selected courses - Until 22nd January
2Course Content

 Crime Scene

 Investigation Level 3:

 

Unit 1: An Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Introduction
  • What is Forensic Science?
  • Locards Principle of Exchange
  • The beginnings of forensic science
  • Who and what?
  • Specialist forensic services
Unit 2: Scene Management
  • Introduction
  • Identifying a crime scene
  • The location of the scene
  • Crime scene procedures
Unit 3: Crime Scene Evidence Part 1 - Biological Evidence
  • Key areas of biological forensic evidence
  • DNA
  • DNA Extraction
  • Fingerprints
  • Odontology
  • Blood spatter analysis
Unit 4: Crime Scene Evidence Part 2 − Body Crime Scene
  • 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
Unit 5: Evidence Handling
  • Packaged for success
  • Recovering the item
  • Sealing and labelling evidence
  • Reporting the findings
  • Different forms of packaging
  • Chain of Evidence
Unit 6: Presenting and Preparing Evidence for Court
  • Introduction
  • Writing a Statement
  • ADVOCATE: assessing witness reliability
  • The court system

  Forensic Science

  Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Human Remains: The Scientific Approach to a Crime Scene
  • Locard’s Exchange Principle within the context of Elizabeth’s crime scene
  • Importance of protecting the crime scene
  • Tracing evidence to establish cause and time of death
  • Approaches that could be used in establishing time of death
Unit 2: Psychological Approach to a Crime Scene
  • Psychological theories to gain offender characteristics from a crime scene
  • Profiling approaches including; Routine Activity Theory, statistics
  • Evaluating theories
  • Applying theories to cases: kidnap, murder, arson or sniper
Unit 3: Victimology: The Silent Witness
  • Defining victimology
  • Victimology’s contribution to crime scene analysis from a forensic victimologist perspective
  • Theories of victimology
  • Victim precipitation
  • Routine activity theory
  • Stockholm syndrome
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Creating a hypothetical profile
Unit 4: The Language of the Psychopath: Identifying; interviewing and Interrogating suspects
  • Characteristics of the psychopath
  • Highlighting characteristics using Hare’s PCL-R
  • Gender differences in characteristics and criminal behaviour
  • Difficulty in interrogating and obtaining a confession from an identified psychopath
Unit 5: Treatment of Psychopathic Disorders in Prison
  • Outlining prisoners’ rights to mental healthcare
  • Mental Health Act 1983 and the changes in 2007
  • The directive from the Department of Health, 2014
  • Biological treatments for prisoners diagnosed with mental health issues
  • Psychological treatments for prisoners diagnosed with mental health issues
  • Treating criminals with severe mental disorders effectively
Unit 6: The Science of Killing: The Debate on Capital Punishment
  • Difference between the retributional and reformative approach to punishment
  • Theories
  • Statistical evidence
  • Moral and ethical issues of bringing back capital punishment in the UK
3Other Information
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

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. You will receive your course materials by post or online, plus tutor support by mail or email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

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 be awarded your Certificate in Crime Scene Investigate Level 3 and your Certificate in Forensic Science Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

5Reviews

10/10 from me

Amazing course, filled with all the right interesting information! And not to mention the tutor is sound as a pound 10/10 from me.

- Katie Mc Veigh
Additional Discounts Available on selected courses until 22nd January
  • Days
  • Hours
  • Mins
  • Secs

Finance options

Provided by
Duration Of Your Repayment
Your Deposit
Monthly payment:

Deposit to pay:

  • Cash Price:
  • Loan Amount:
  • Loan Repayments:
  • Cost of Loan:
  • Number of Monthly Payments:
  • Total Amount Payable:

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).


Our finance option is provided in partnership with Divido. To be considered for finance you need to confirm the following:


  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card