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FSCT 7310 - Crime Scene Investigation

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

The course covers the major areas of crime scene examination, in order to give an in-depth understanding in theories of searching and in dealing with the entire range of physical evidence located during the various types of crime scene searches.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the various types of physical evidence that might be present at an interior crime scene.
  • Explain the various means of scene documentation available and the strengths and weaknesses of each.
  • Given a viable surface, ascertain which fingerprint detection method should be used and demonstrate the correct application of that technique.
  • Explain the value of alternate light sources at a crime scene (and demonstrate their use).
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for the detection and collection of hair/fibre evidence.
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for the detection, enhancement and preservation of footwear impression evidence.
  • Demonstrate the proper handling of ‘DNA’ evidence from its detection and collection at a simulated crime scene to its submission to the lab for analysis.
  • Given a simulated interior crime scene and working as part of a team, demonstrate:
    • Proper scene management techniques
    • Appropriate scene documentation techniques
    • Correctly executed physical/trace evidence detection and collection techniques specific to that scene.
  • Explain the personal safety considerations applicable to each technique considered or situation encountered.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

FSCT 7310 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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