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**

These programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid, military tuition assistance, VA funding or Learning Partner discounts.


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 may request a course extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10 week time frame. Extension options are available, with associated, non-refundable processing fees. Students who do not complete the course with a 70% or higher within the allotted 10 weeks and do not request a course extension will be removed from the course. Back to duration

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