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Forensic Science and Profiling
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Forensic Science and Profiling

This course is designed for beginners to introduce them to the world of forensic science and profiling.  By using actual case studies we are able to explore the roles played by a variety of experts as they endeavour to achieve justice for the victims.  Please note the case studies used in this course are primarily those of violent crime and murder. 

This course offers the opportunity to discover how an entire investigation process is brought together to enable a prosecution to take place.  This is a thought-provoking course, which will enable the student to have insight into the criminal mind.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Professional Skills (National Average 82.6%)
90.9%

Lesson One

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • The History of Forensic Science-from 3rd Century BC
  • Discoveries in the Field of Forensic Science

Lesson Two

  • Forensics
  • What is DNA?
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • DNA and the Law
  • Amplified DNA
  • Operation Phoenix
  • The Royal Family of Russia

Case Studies

  • Robert Melias
  • Colin Pitchfork
  • The Murder of Helen McCourt
  • The Murder of Leanne Tiernan
  • Jules Mikus 2001- New Zealand
  • The Murder of  Hyo Jung Jin

Lesson Three

  • The History of Fingerprints
  • Forensic Footwear
  • Ear Prints
  • Palm Prints

Lesson Four

  • Forensic Odontology
  • Hair
  • Trace evidence-fibres

Case Studies

  • The Salem Witch Trials
  • Ted Bundy
  • The Chi Omega Murders
  • Napoleon Bonaparte - suspicious death?
  • John Vollman
  • The Murder of Ruby Annie Keen

Lesson Five

  • Crime Scene – Murder
  • Chemical Pollution at the Scene of a Crime
  • The Autopsy
  • Positional asphyxia/postural asphyxia
  • Saponification/Adipocere
  • Decomposition

Case Studies

  • Patrick Higgins

Lesson Six

  • Poisons
  • Poisoners
  • The Marsh Test
  • Doctors who kill

Case Studies

  • The Case of Charles LeFarge
  • Dr. Pierre Marie Bougrat
  • Dr Harold Shipman.
  • Michael Swango

Lesson Seven

  • Psychological Profiling Including a Brief History of Profiling
  • Early Profilers- Kirk 1900
  • 1950`s Ernst Kretschmer
  • Dr James Brussel
  • Serial Killers
  • FBI Six Stages of Profiling
  • Investigated Psychology Using Five Factors
  • Behavioural Evidence Analysis

Case Studies

  • New York Pipe Bomber
  • Jack the Ripper

Lesson Eight

  • A profile of the organized perpetrator /offender
  • The Disorganized Asocial Offender
  • Types of Rapists
  • Profiling
  • Victimology

Case Studies

  • The Suffolk Strangler a.k.a. The Ipswich Ripper-disorganised serial killer
  • David Berkowitz
  • Robert Hanssen
  • Jerome Brudos-lust killer
  • Andrei Chikatilo

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Forensic Science and Profiling Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Forensic Science and Profiling

This course is designed for beginners to introduce them to the world of forensic science and profiling.  By using actual case studies we are able to explore the roles played by a variety of experts as they endeavour to achieve justice for the victims.  Please note the case studies used in this course are primarily those of violent crime and murder. 

This course offers the opportunity to discover how an entire investigation process is brought together to enable a prosecution to take place.  This is a thought-provoking course, which will enable the student to have insight into the criminal mind.

 

Modules

Lesson One

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • The History of Forensic Science-from 3rd Century BC
  • Discoveries in the Field of Forensic Science

Lesson Two

  • Forensics
  • What is DNA?
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • DNA and the Law
  • Amplified DNA
  • Operation Phoenix
  • The Royal Family of Russia

Case Studies

  • Robert Melias
  • Colin Pitchfork
  • The Murder of Helen McCourt
  • The Murder of Leanne Tiernan
  • Jules Mikus 2001- New Zealand
  • The Murder of  Hyo Jung Jin

Lesson Three

  • The History of Fingerprints
  • Forensic Footwear
  • Ear Prints
  • Palm Prints

Lesson Four

  • Forensic Odontology
  • Hair
  • Trace evidence-fibres

Case Studies

  • The Salem Witch Trials
  • Ted Bundy
  • The Chi Omega Murders
  • Napoleon Bonaparte - suspicious death?
  • John Vollman
  • The Murder of Ruby Annie Keen

Lesson Five

  • Crime Scene – Murder
  • Chemical Pollution at the Scene of a Crime
  • The Autopsy
  • Positional asphyxia/postural asphyxia
  • Saponification/Adipocere
  • Decomposition

Case Studies

  • Patrick Higgins

Lesson Six

  • Poisons
  • Poisoners
  • The Marsh Test
  • Doctors who kill

Case Studies

  • The Case of Charles LeFarge
  • Dr. Pierre Marie Bougrat
  • Dr Harold Shipman.
  • Michael Swango

Lesson Seven

  • Psychological Profiling Including a Brief History of Profiling
  • Early Profilers- Kirk 1900
  • 1950`s Ernst Kretschmer
  • Dr James Brussel
  • Serial Killers
  • FBI Six Stages of Profiling
  • Investigated Psychology Using Five Factors
  • Behavioural Evidence Analysis

Case Studies

  • New York Pipe Bomber
  • Jack the Ripper

Lesson Eight

  • A profile of the organized perpetrator /offender
  • The Disorganized Asocial Offender
  • Types of Rapists
  • Profiling
  • Victimology

Case Studies

  • The Suffolk Strangler a.k.a. The Ipswich Ripper-disorganised serial killer
  • David Berkowitz
  • Robert Hanssen
  • Jerome Brudos-lust killer
  • Andrei Chikatilo

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Forensic Science and Profiling Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

OUR PASS RATE
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(National Average 82.6%)
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