Multidisciplinary in its approach, this course brings together a range of important disciplines with forensic science – computing, criminology, photography, sociology, criminal and civil investigations - in the context of both civil and criminal jurisdictions.
Our teaching team has a wide range of professional experience and includes a qualified solicitor, trained barrister and senior investigating police officers, as well as expertise in surveillance and investigative interviewing, pathology, fraud and financial investigations.
They have links with a wide range of investigative agencies, including local police forces, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), benefit fraud, social work and child protection agencies and specialist forensic investigators. Many of these, including Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC), have offered placements to students.
We focus on providing a practical experience, using real-life case studies and scenarios, as well as traditional academic approaches. We host regular guest lectures led by investigative professionals who provide specialist and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of their particular fields. For example, recent talks have looked at offender profiling, geographic profiling, pathology, digital forensics, computer reconstructions, rape and sexual assault.