'Forensic Science and Criminal Justice'

Posted by ap507 at Dec 18, 2013 10:55 AM |
Free Massive Open Online Course offered by University in partnership with FutureLearn starts 31 March 2014
'Forensic Science and Criminal Justice'

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We're offering a new MOOC - a Massive Open Online Course - that is free and open to all, in cooperation with FutureLearn.

The course, entitled 'Forensic Science and Criminal Justice’, is being run by the Department of Criminology and will start on Monday 31 March 2014, lasting for six weeks and entailing around two hours of study per week.

The course will explore the dramatic changes experienced by the criminal justice system as a result of technological advances such as DNA profiling, in cases involving the identification of perpetrators and the exoneration of innocent people.

Forensic science is a subject that many people have an interest in, particularly as it features in the plots of some very popular fictional television shows, movies, and crime fiction novels. 

The course will give learners the opportunity to explore how science helps police to solve crimes, and goes one step further by encouraging participants to consider some of the controversies and issues associated with the use of science by the law.

There are no specific entrance requirements for the Forensic Science and Criminal Justice course – all that is required is an interest in the ways forensic science affects police investigations and the criminal justice system.

Click here to learn more about the course.

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