CE 1205: Introduction to Forensic Investigation

About This Course

This online course is written in partnership with the Songer Institute. Topics discussed in this course include a survey of criminalistics; evidence collection; crime scene documentation and photography; impression and pattern interpretation, collection, and development; and ethics and legal aspects of crime scene processing. This course familiarizes students with conducting proper investigations and determining the intrinsic value of forensic evidence and its use in preparation for trial.

**Warning- portions of this course contain graphic and disturbing images**


All course materials are included in the course at no additional fee.

Songer, M. (2015). Practical applications in Forensic Science. Coronado, CA: Crime Ink Publishing


  1. Students can apply for an extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10-week time frame. If students do not complete all assignments with a 70% or higher within 10 weeks and do not apply for the extension, they will be removed from the course. Back to duration