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Introduction to Forensic Science

No special knowledge or previous experience of studying is required. Warning: Some of content presented in this course may be distressing to individuals, particularly younger learners. Notwithstanding, the material is representative of that encountered by forensic scientists and we have presented it in an objective and professional manner. You can use the hashtag #FLForensic to talk about this course on social media.

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  • Explore the methods underpinning forensic science, from crime scene investigation to reporting evidential value within a case
  • Examine the four major evidence types: drugs of abuse, DNA, firearms and impression evidence
  • Learn how the initial crime scene is processed
  • Review various types of evidence including drugs of abuse, fingerprints, DNA, footwear marks and firearms
  • Formulate (and defend!) opinions on the case, based on your evaluation of the evidence

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Rating 4.6 based on 6 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Mar 25 (in 4 days)
Cost $74
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Instructor Penny Haddrill
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
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The lectures are devised as part of an actual case, you follow through each week with different forensic subject areas such as fingerprints, DNA, blood, tools etc.

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Any fan of CSI will have a blast:) This was a fascinating course, and the google hangouts were quite helpful.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Scene Reporter $43k

Assistant Crime Reporter $43k

Police Officer / Crime Scene Tech / narcotics investigator $44k

Regional On Scene Coordinator $56k

Crime Scene Illustrator/Animator $59k

Analyst- Crime Scene Investigation $59k

Supervisor Crime Commander $62k

CSIA CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR $67k

Crime Scene Technician Manager $71k

Police Officer / Crime Scene Investigator $76k

Regional Crime Analyst $90k

Principal Crime Analyst $96k

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Rating 4.6 based on 6 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Mar 25 (in 4 days)
Cost $74
From University of Strathclyde via FutureLearn
Instructor Penny Haddrill
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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