This six-week course is designed to provide foundation learning and skills development for CSIs appointed into VCSI/Level 1 positions.
It will introduce ethical and behavioural best practice as wll as providing foundational inputs in core competency areas, including photography (record and evidential), scene approach, static and dynamic risk assessment, DNA, trace evidence and fingerprint enchancement. In addition to the above, it will provide non-assessed awareness inputs on firearms, fire scenes and drugs.
It is appropriate for new appointees with no prior experience in the role.
- Core evidence recovery skills (packaging, exhibiting, exhibit selection, presumptive blood testing, swabbing, packaging, storage, powder and chemical fingerprint examination)
- Record and evidential photography
- Risk assessment, welfare and evidence recovery plans
- The National Intelligence Model; Gathering, assessing, and disseminating intelligence
- Interview, liaison, and interpersonal skills
- Crime scene sketching and planning
- Niche evidence and scene awareness (fire scene, firearms, entomology)
- Digital forensics on the crime scene
- Statement writing and court deportment
This course will be rigorously assessed through continuous assessment in line with the Skills for Justice National Occupational Standards for Crime Scene Investigators. In addition, participants will be required to complete a final written examination and demonstrate engagement with the course syllabus and pass a linked scene practical. This practical will then be taken forward to a formative exercise in statement writing and courtroom presentation.
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