Forensic Science and Profiling Diploma

Forensic Science and Profiling Online Course from Online Academies (95% Off)

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Students can discover how an entire investigation process is brought together to enable a prosecution to take place

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Course modules:

Lesson one

  • Introduction to forensic science
  • The history of forensic science-from the third century BC
  • Discoveries in the field of forensic science

Lesson two

  • Forensics
  • What is DNA?
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • DNA and the law
  • Amplified DNA
  • Operation Phoenix
  • The royal family of Russia
  • Case studies
    • Robert Melias
    • Colin Pitchfork
    • The murder of Helen McCourt
    • The murder of Leanne Tiernan
    • Jules Mikus 2001 - New Zealand
    • The murder of Hyo Jung Jin

Lesson three

  • The history of fingerprints
  • Forensic footwear
  • Ear prints
  • Palm prints

Lesson four

  • Forensic odontology
  • Hair
  • Trace evidence-fibres
  • Case studies
    • The Salem witch trials
    • Ted Bundy
    • The Chi Omega murders
    • Napoleon Bonaparte - suspicious death?
    • John Vollman
    • The murder of Ruby Annie Keen

Lesson five

  • Crime scene – murder
  • Chemical pollution at the scene of a crime
  • The autopsy
  • Positional asphyxia/postural asphyxia
  • Saponification/adipocere
  • Decomposition
  • Case studies
    • Patrick Higgins

Lesson six

  • Poisons
  • Poisoners
  • The Marsh test
  • Doctors who kill
  • Case studies
    • The case of Charles LeFarge
    • Dr. Pierre Marie Bougrat
    • Dr Harold Shipman
    • Michael Swango

Lesson seven

  • Psychological profiling including a brief history of profiling
  • Early Profilers- Kirk 1900
  • 1950s Ernst Kretschmer
  • Dr James Brussel
  • Serial killers
  • FBI six stages of profiling
  • Investigated psychology using five factors
  • Behavioural evidence analysis
  • Case studies
    • New York pipe bomber
    • Jack the Ripper

Lesson eight

  • A profile of the organized perpetrator/offender
  • The disorganized asocial offender
  • Types of rapists
  • Profiling
  • Victimology
  • Case studies
    • The Suffolk Strangler a.k.a. The Ipswich Ripper-disorganised serial killer
    • David Berkowitz
    • Robert Hanssen
    • Jerome Brudos - lust killer
    • Andrei Chikatilo

See the full course description.

Completion of this course does not result in a degree or qualify participants to practice professionally.

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Validity: Must redeem by 10 Mar 2023. Course content available for 12 months from registration date.
Purchase: Limit 3 per person. May buy 3 additional as gifts.
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