Physical Evidence Comparison Course
|Session(s)||Location||Start date||End date|
|$ 1,150.00||$ 475.00||$ 350.60||$ 1,975.60|
|$ 1,650.00||$ 475.00||$ 350.60||$ 2,475.60|
Physical evidence refers to any object that can establish that a crime has been committed or can provide a link between a crime and its victim or perpetrator. The course provides the knowledge and skills essential to crime scene management, collection of forensic evidence and the scientific methodology of forensic evidence comparison. Students learn how to determine the physical or chemical identity of a substance and whether the suspect specimen and a control specimen have a common origin.
Format and delivery
Length of course: 5 days
Class size: maximum 20 students
Delivery setting: theoretical components are delivered in classroom; practical components may take place indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions.
- Knowledge of a broad range of forensic techniques and procedures with respect to the detection, collection and preservation of physical evidence, and utilizing the latest advances in the forensic discipline.
- Ability to effectively conduct the analysis and comparison of physical evidence, utilizing forensic approved methodology.
- Ability to evaluate results following the analysis and comparison of forensic evidence according to the Forensic Identification manual and program.
- Understanding how to effectively document and present any opinion evidence derived from the comparative process.
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
- This course is offered to police officers who are employed as forensic identification personnel or officers who are employed in a role where physical comparisons are conducted.
- Registrants must have completed the Forensic Identification Course (FIC) or Phase II of the Forensic Identification Apprentice Training Program.
- Acceptance or refusal in the course is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
- Success in the course is based on participation and completion of all required assignments.
- Various evaluation methods are used, including assessment of a report, a practical exam and final written exam.
- Re-testing or re-evaluation is conducted at the discretion of the course instructor.
- For more details or other information about the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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