Forensic Science

Forensic Science

  • 50 ONLINE STUDY HOURS
  • INCLUDES VIDEO CONTENT
  • FULLY ACCREDITED BY ICOES
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$ 299

Do you want the opportunity to know more, or start a new career, a career that allows you to help solve crimes?

Not only will our online Forensic Science course equip you with a new wealth of knowledge to prepare you for a new career, improve your current job, enhance your resume, or help you understand your favorite crime book or TV show better, but it will also allow you to do all of your studies on your own time, from home.

Whether you need a new challenge, are looking to gain experience in an interesting and exciting field, or simply to know more about it, learning about Forensic Science is a great way to improve your opportunities and personal satisfaction. 

COURSE MODULES

Module 1: Historical Development and Role of Forensic Sciences
  • Introduction to forensic sciences and basic principles
  • Special areas and contributions of the forensic sciences
  • Development of medico-legal investigation
  • Forensic pathology and toxicology
Module 2: The Crime Scene
  • Processing the crime scene
  • Reconstruction of the crime scene
  • Legal considerations of the crime scene
  • Using science to link crimes
  • The significance of physical evidence
Module 3: Fingerprinting
  • Fundamental principles of fingerprinting
  • Classification of fingerprints
  • Methods of detecting and preserving fingerprints
  • Digital imaging techniques
  • Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS)
  • Case study: product tampering and Stella Nickell
Module 4: DNA Analysis
  • The nature of DNA
  • Collecting DNA samples
  • DNA Typing
  • Analysis of DNA evidence
  • The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)
  • Case study: the exoneration of Earl Washington
Module 5: Toxicology
  • What is forensic toxicology?
  • Techniques used in toxicology
  • The significance of toxicological findings
  • Toxicology and identification of poisons
  • Toxicology and identification of drugs
Module 6: Arson and Explosion Investigations
  • The Chemistry of Fire
  • Investigating the Fire Scene
  • Type of Explosions
  • Collecting and Analyzing Explosives
  • Case Study: Is Daniel Dougherty Guilty of Arson?
Module 7: Serological Evidence
  • The Nature of Blood
  • Stain Patterns of Blood
  • Forensic analysis of blood, semen, and other bodily fluids
  • Collection and Analysis of Rape Evidence
Module 8: Firearms
  • Forensic ballistics
  • Gunpowder residue
  • Bullet and cartridge casing comparisons
  • Striations and tool marks
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Case study: family murderer Christopher Vaughn proven guilty
Module 9: Time of Death Determinations
  • Stages of decomposition
  • Body temperature calculations
  • Stomach contents
  • Decomposed skeletonized remains
  • Forensic entomology (insects)
  • Case study: the murder of Leanne Tiernan
Module 10: The Forensic Scientist as Expert Witness in Court
  • Preparation for testimony
  • Testimony and cross-examination
  • Admissibility of Scientific Evidence
  • Ethical Considerations
Module 11: Collaboration in Criminal Investigations
  • Working with detectives
  • Working with forensic psychologists
  • Working with the prosecutor or defense
  • Conducting research
  • Lecturing and consulting

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