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Criminal Investigation & Forensic Analysis

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7 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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Navigating through the unpredictable landscape of criminal investigations is no small feat, but it presents multiple exciting opportunities. This "Criminal Investigation & Forensic Analysis" course unlocks a world that delves into crime scenes, exposes criminal mindsets, and unravels the mysteries behind the evidence. Designed to equip learners with the necessary tools for meticulous criminal investigation, it combines the elements of forensic analysis, psychology, and criminology. We understand that a competent criminal investigator needs considerable skills to decode complex cases, and this criminal investigation course is tailored to meet such needs. In a society where ensuring justice is paramount, your role as a skilled criminal investigator will be indispensable. This course offers an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, preparing you for a promising criminal investigation and forensic analysis career.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge about various aspects of the criminal investigation.
  • Learn about the crucial techniques in forensic analysis.
  • Understand the workings of the criminal justice system.
  • Develop the skills to handle different types of crimes.
  • Gain insights into criminology and criminal psychology.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Module 01 imparts the essential skills required to become a proficient criminal investigator. In Module 02, learners get an introduction to the private detective field, followed by the exploration of criminal intelligence in Module 03. Module 04 focuses on crime scene investigation procedures, while Module 05 provides knowledge on collecting and packaging physical evidence.

Module 06 delves into fingerprint analysis, leading into Module 07, which covers DNA analysis methods. Module 08 provides an understanding of criminology and criminal psychology. Module 09 deals with violent crimes and cyber criminology. Business theft and fraud are the focal points of Module 10, and Module 11 discusses domestic investigations and their types.

Module 12 offers insights into victimology, followed by strategies for dealing with crime in Module 13. Modules 14 and 15 equip learners with tracing and surveillance techniques and effective interrogation techniques. Module 16 introduces the basic operations of firearms, which is followed by firearms examination in Module 17. Module 18 delves into forensic psychology, and the course concludes with an overview of the criminal justice system in England and Wales in Module 19.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for individuals interested in the field of criminal investigation and forensic analysis. It will appeal to those looking to deepen their understanding of crime scene procedures, evidence handling, criminology, and criminal psychology. It is equally beneficial for individuals considering a career shift into investigative roles or currently working in a related field and seeking to upskill. Furthermore, it will also benefit students studying criminal justice or psychology and those curious to understand how criminal investigations work.

Career path

  • Crime Scene Investigator - £20K to £40K per year.
  • Forensic Analyst - £23K to £45K per year.
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst - £28K to £55K per year.
  • Private Detective - £22K to £50K per year.
  • Firearms Examiner - £30K to £60K per year.

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Certificate of completion - Digital certificate

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Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.


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