CSI & Criminology Diploma

  • Course overview

    Criminology & CSI courses

        5 star reviews           'Really fascinating course, that inspires you to learn more about criminology and crime scene investigation from real practitioners who know their subjects. I will definitely be progressing on to the Advanced Diploma'  Anne O'Brien - More Reviews

    The Criminology & CSI Crime Scene Investigation Diploma course provides you with a comprehensive insight into the process of investigating crime scenes and the study of criminology. The Diploma in Criminology and CSI  is the only course in Ireland delivered by real crime scene managers and a barrister who works at the Criminal Courts . It is a fascinating course that is divided into the study of Crime Scene Investigation and Criminology. 

    CSI includes Crime Detection and investigation, forensic investigation techniques, forensic science and DNA analysis, and the documentation of the scene. Criminology covers
    the scientific study of crime, including its causes, responses by law enforcement, penology, biocriminology, feminist criminology and the study of crime detection.

    Graduates of this course can progress to join the Advanced Diploma in CSI and Forensic Science  which is endorsed by the world reknowned Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. 

    On the lecturing team is a Barrister attached to the Criminal Courts and a Crime scene manager with over 30 years experience with An Garda Siochana.



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    3 Assignments, 1 Exam

    1st Award: CSI & Criminology Diploma - CMI 
    Award Body:  CMI  

    2nd Award:  Criminology Level 5 Minor Award 5N2107 Further Education and Training (10Weeks)
    Award Body:  QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

    Progression to the Advanced Diploma in CSI and Forensic Science which is endorsed by the world leader,  Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. 
  • Modules

    The areas covered are:

    1. Crime Scene Investigation - Learning Outcomes

      Learners will be able to:

      1. Understand Forensic Science and identify physical evidence of a crime such as Blood, fibres, fingerprints
      2. Learn the steps involved in Crime Scene examination and recovery of trace evidence
      3. Identify impressions as Evidence: Toolmarks, Footwear, Firearms and Fingerprints.
      4. Identification of Body fluids, Confirmatory tests, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA)
      5. Explore DNA sampling and DNA profiling
      6. Outline examination of Questioned Documents
      7. Forensic Pathology and Human Identification; Death of victims
      8. CSI Kits and their application

      Criminology - Learning Outcomes

      1. Learn the definitions of a crime, criminology and what does it involve, role of criminologist.
      2. Understand penology and different theories of criminology
      3. Outline the structure of the Criminal Justice System
      4. Understand the link between drug use and crime
      5. Examine sentencing and imprisonment
      6. Study of Gender and Crime; Feminist criminologist theory; Strain, Control and Biological theory
      7. Methods of recording crime, CSO and Media Statistics
      8. The Criminal Justice Act 1984 and The Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996
      9. Modern day phenomenon of white collar crime

    Career opportunities in  An Garda Siochana, Police Service of Northern Ireland and Metropolitan Police in the UK. Specialist roles in the Welfare Service, Forensic Science Laboratories, Psychologists/Counsellors/ Education progression to Ordinary level 7 Degrees in Law, Social work, Biological Sciences, Sociology.
  • Fees

    Classroom course is € 980.00 .
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement.

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form  .

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa debit or Visa credit card

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Balance of payment is required before commencement of course.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

Course timetable

  • Classroom

    • Start: WEDS 11 OCT 2017: 18.30-21.30
    • End: DEC 2017
    • Assigments: 3 assignments, 1 exam
    • Duration: 10 Weeks
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Limited

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