This unique course is for students looking for a wide variety of forensic knowledge across many fields, enabling them to work in many areas within the criminal justice system. This course provides you not just with the theoretical and practical skills required of a crime-scene examiner, but also familiarises you with criminological and criminal justice theories. You will also gain an understanding of the different investigative techniques used by police and investigative services. Upon completion of the course, you will possess a range of transferable skills and techniques needed in the criminal justice system, which will place you ideally to gain employment in this sector.
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FdSc Crime and Investigative Studies
You will be assessed via a variety of methods designed to embed transferable employability skills into the course. These methods will include:
- Essays and portfolios of work
- Practical & written examinations
- Poster presentations
- Role playing
- Student presentations (oral)
- Work produced from and as a consequence of practical classes
Upon completion of this course you will be able to work in a variety of areas within the criminal justice system. As well as in more obvious roles such as police officers, crime scene investigators and police community support officers, you could work within the intelligence and analytical sector or as a community safety officer, probation officer, prison service or youth and anti-social behaviour worker.