Learn about cutting-edge advances in crime solving and forensic science
The latest advances in forensic science and how it can be used to solve crimes will be explored as part of a free online course offered by the University in partnership with FutureLearn, which gives people the chance to learn directly from professional criminologists.
The course, ‘Forensic Science and Criminal Justice’, is taught by Drs Lisa Smith and John Bond OBE from the Department of Criminology and will focus on advances such as DNA profiling in cases involving the identification of perpetrators and the exoneration of innocent people, examining how the criminal justice system is changing.
‘Forensic Science and Criminal Justice’ is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an online course that is free and open to all. This is the second time this course has been offered by the University and it will start on Monday 13 April 2015 lasting for six weeks. It will entail around two hours of study per week.
The course content is also supported by a supplementary text book entitled ‘Criminal Justice and Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Introduction’ which has recently been published by the lead academics.
The course content is also supported by a supplementary text book entitled ‘Criminal Justice and Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Introduction’ recently published by the lead academics which can be purchased from the University of Leicester’s Bookshop here.
A trailer for the course can be viewed below: