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Forensics and Forensic Psychology

Saturday 11 May 2019
10:00 - 13:00
3 Hours / 1 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description

 

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.

 

Entry requirements

 

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

 

Basic stationery.

 

What you can do next

 

Further study in related subjects.

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

 

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 guidance@lecb.ac.uk

 

Venue Information

 

5 Brampton Road,

Bexleyheath,

Kent DA7 4EZ

 

Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.

Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422

 

Car park available onsite.  Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.

 

For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking

 

Please note:  This course outline is correct at the time of printing. Please keep for future reference.