What is Forensic Evidence?
Evidence can be anything, large or small, seen or unseen, that is generally associated with a scene.
As a forensic student, you need to know the types of evidence and what classifications associated with forensic evidence, otherwise you may miss collecting vital evidence to the case.
Evidence can and does differ from scene to scene. However, the types and classification of evidence remains the same.
But with so many different types of scenes and pieces of evidence, how can you figure out how to classify a piece of evidence and how can a piece of evidence be linked to a suspect or victim?
This text based course provides a clear explanation of some commonly found pieces of evidence and how evidence can be typed and classified.
This course answers why:
evidence types are reviewed
evidence classifications are needed
the value of evidence is important in any investigation
eyewitness accounts have limitations
a forensic professional has a main goal when collecting/analyzing evidence
After completing this course, you will be able to:
explain the difference between indirect and direct evidence which increases your confidence when testifying in court
know the classification types of evidence which is important when collecting evidence at any crime scene
define physical evidence and provide common examples of evidence found at scenes
know the difference between individual evidence and class evidence which further increases your value as part of the forensic investigative team
This is a complete introductory course and includes video, ebooks (bonus), related articles, and evidence related case studies.
This course is intended for students who are studying forensic science, legal studies, police science, criminal justice, and forensic related professionals such as private investigators, who need a basic foundation of forensic evidence and review the importance of the forensic classification and types.
The benefits of completing this course include:
increased awareness of specific forensic evidence when being collected
having a clear understanding as to WHY evidence must be typed and classified
course provides professional proof and and be placed on your resume and LinkedIn profile
material presented can be used as a resource and supplement to other courses taken
certificate of completion (when requested) can be used to build professional portfolio
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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's 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, as an Adjunct Instructor at several colleges and universities.
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