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Get a detailed understanding of the nature of crime scene investigation and its various components.

The purpose of the Diploma in Crime Scene Investigation is to equip learners (from a variety of professional or interested backgrounds) with a basic understanding of this growing area from a range of perspectives. In addition, practical crime scene information will be considered, including crime scene management, offender profiling and fingerprinting, to name but three. These will be related to the various theories of crime and offending. At the end of the course, learners will have a detailed understanding of the nature of crime scene investigation and its various components.

Diploma in Crime Scene Investigation

During this course the student will learn how to understand and record crime scene evidence that will assist in uncovering criminal activity. You will see case studies that demonstrate the importance of crime scene measurements, scaled drawings, photographing crime scenes, and preserving evidence. Students will grasp that with correct foundational theory and through proper collection of evidence, a crime scene can be reconstructed – and as a result – a theory can be formed about the crime.

Course Overview

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Who Should Apply

Gardaí of all ranks, especially those who wish to expand their knowledge of Crime Scene Investigation. Those working in the criminal justice system in Ireland. Those in other careers whom are interested in modern developments in crime scene investigation.


Course Content

  1. Background, History and Overview of Crime Scene Investigation
  2. “Every Contact Leaves a Trace” – Trace Evidence
  3. Crime Scene Investigation Practice, Procedure and Techniques
  4. DNA & Fingerprints
  5. Vehicles
  6. Fire & Arson Investigation
  7. Firearms, Ammunition, Shooting Scenes and Explosives
  8. Crime Scenes, Related Legislation and Court Evidence
  9. Mass Fatality Incidents and Disaster Victim Identification
  10. Crime Scene Management and Forensic Strategy & Planning


Jarlath Lennon

Why City Colleges

  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
  • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
  • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
  • Southside Dublin, Ireland location
  • Study rooms and library in our City Centre location in Dublin, Ireland
  • Limited class size
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