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Introduction to Forensic Evidence Types and Classifications--Know What to Collect and Why

Learn the Different Types of Evidence and Evidence Classifications Commonly Associated in Forensic Science--And Become a Better Investigator

What is Forensic Evidence?


Evidence can be anything, large or small, seen or unseen, that is generally associated with a scene (in this case crime scenes).

As a forensic student, you need to know the types of evidence and what classifications associated with forensic evidence.

This introductory course will introduce you:

evidence types

evidence classifications

the value of evidence

explain why eyewitness accounts have limitations

the main goal of a forensic professional when collecting/analyzing evidence

After completing this course, you will be able to:

explain the difference between indirect and direct evidence

know the classification types of evidence

define physical evidence

know the difference between individual evidence and class evidence

This is a basic enriched course and includes video, ebooks (bonus), related articles, and evidence related case studies.



Your Instructor


Terri Armenta/Forensic Training
Terri Armenta/Forensic Training

Terri has been teaching forensic science and criminal justice courses for over 15 years. Her education and experience includes business management, science, law enforcement, and forensics. She has a MS in Forensic Science (emphasis in Investigations) and loves to teach and educate others in forensic science and criminal justice topics and techniques. She is the founder of Forensic Training Unlimited LLC (FTU), which is located in Southern California. FTU offers hands-on training, workshops, seminars, and online training courses.

She has several POST certificates, has trained with Los Angeles County Coroner, Orange County (CA) Sheriff Department, and holds professional memberships in Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers, International Association for Identification, Latino Peace Officers Association, and the California State Division of the International Association of Identification.

She has presented at the International Association for Identification, served as a guest lecturer in forensic and criminal justice topics, and as an Adjunct Instructor at several colleges.

Terri, who holds teaching credentials, is passionate about bringing students closer to their forensic career goals.

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The course was informative and provides me with a starting insight into which direction I would like to travel in the field of forensics down the road. Thank you for providing courses like this! Will be signing up for more after the 1st of the year.

- Michelle Hartman-Unruh

Class Curriculum


  Purpose and Types of Evidence
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  Classification of Evidence
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  Real vs. Demonstrative
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  Known vs. Unknown
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  Bonus Section: Case Studies
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  Course Completion
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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