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Explore the world of forensics with these free online courses

Learn basic forensic science

Explore the methods and science that underpin forensics including DNA, fingerprinting, crime scene investigation, how to evaluate evidence and the process of identifying the dead.

Understand the role of forensics and forensic psychology

Discover why forensic science is so important by examining the role it plays in the criminal justice system and the courtroom. Contemplate controversies in the field like ‘biometric databases’ and explore the portrayal of forensics in the media (‘the CSI effect’).

Solve a case

Using what you’ve learnt about forensics, including forensic anthropology and archaeology, you’ll get to work solving a case. You’ll have to document and evaluate the evidence, use biological profiling and undertake facial reconstruction to identify the dead.