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Forensic Science Level 3

Open Study College
Course summary
379 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

This course explores scientific, psychological and social aspects of crime, making it a broad and fascinating introduction to further studies in forensics.

Course Content

Unit 1: Human Remains: The Scientific Approach to a Crime Scene

  • Locard’s Exchange Principle within the context of Elizabeth’s crime scene
  • Importance of protecting the crime scene
  • Tracing evidence to establish cause and time of death
  • Approaches that could be used in establishing time of death

Unit 2: Psychological Approach to a Crime Scene

  • Psychological theories to gain offender characteristics from a crime scene
  • Profiling approaches including; Routine Activity Theory, statistics
  • Evaluating theories
  • Applying theories to cases: kidnap, murder, arson or sniper

Unit 3: Victimology: The Silent Witness

  • Defining victimology
  • Victimology’s contribution to crime scene analysis from a forensic victimologist perspective
  • Theories of victimology
  • Victim precipitation
  • Routine activity theory
  • Stockholm syndrome
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Creating a hypothetical profile

Unit 4: The Language of the Psychopath: Identifying; interviewing and Interrogating suspects

  • Characteristics of the psychopath
  • Highlighting characteristics using Hare’s PCL-R
  • Gender differences in characteristics and criminal behaviour
  • Difficulty in interrogating and obtaining a confession from an identified psychopath

Unit 5: Treatment of Psychopathic Disorders in Prison

  • Outlining prisoners’ rights to mental healthcare
  • Mental Health Act 1983 and the changes in 2007
  • The directive from the Department of Health, 2014
  • Biological treatments for prisoners diagnosed with mental health issues
  • Psychological treatments for prisoners diagnosed with mental health issues
  • Treating criminals with severe mental disorders effectively

Unit 6: The Science of Killing: The Debate on Capital Punishment

  • Difference between the retributional and reformative approach to punishment
  • Theories
  • Statistical evidence
  • Moral and ethical issues of bringing back capital punishment in the UK

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Pay Now: GBP 379.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 71.85 with a deposit of GBP
47.90 totalling 479

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