From the crime scene to the court room, this class will look at the world of forensic science and forensic psychology. It will delve into the criminal mind looking at theories of offending, how criminal insanity is assessed, and false confessions. It will also look at how unknown victims are identified, DNA evidence, Locard’s principle and famous forensic cases.
No specific guidance is required.
Except a keen interest in the subject.
What you will learn
From the crime scene to the court room this class will look at the world of forensic science and forensic psychology. It will delve into the criminal mind looking at theories of offending, how criminal insanity is assessed, and false confessions. It will also look at how unknown victims are identified, DNA evidence, Locard’s principle and famous forensic cases
How you will learn on this course
Teaching methods will include tutor explanations, group work, the use of video and internet material where possible, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations.
If you wish notes in class can be taken.
5 - How you will be assessed on this course
• Have an awareness of how unknown victims can be identified.
• Consider how eyewitnesses can be debunked.
• Describe and evaluate theories of offending.
• Consider how the mind matters in forensics.
• Discuss how Locard’s principle works.
Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)
None, although a certificate of attendance is available on request.
What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time
There is no set work.
What you need for your course
Paper, pens or pencils, optional A4 binder for storing notes, handouts etc.
What you need to bring to the first class
What you can do next
Further study in related subjects.
Paperwork to help your learning
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor may ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals.
This paperwork is a requirement of the College’s Quality Improvement Programme.
The College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
The VLE may be used as part of this course. You can register on the VLE at this address: http://vle.lecb.ac.uk/
Further information and careers advice
If you require any further information or careers advice please contact the College on 020 3045 5176
or email email@example.com
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