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Forensic Awareness Training


The competent recovery and analysis of forensic evidence from a crime scene is always a challenge, with current media inputs leading to confusion surrounding the approach and techniques applied. You may wish to understand the complexities involved in examining a crime scene and the considerations applied by CSI’s and experts to maximise evidence potential.


How can Forensic Awareness training help you?

The aim of this one-day training event is for the participant to gain an awareness of the evidential value and context of forensic exhibits recovered from a crime scene during the investigation of a crime. The event will develop an understanding of forensic evidence, and the issues related to the recovery of exhibits including preservation and contamination, specialist roles in recovery and analysis and examples of various recovery techniques. All sessions will provide up to date forensic inputs being cognisant of the requirement for continuity, integrity and security from crime scene to the delivery of evidence.

Forensic awareness training is delivered by Chris Johnson, a qualified fingerprint expert and CSI.

You will benefit from his 37 years operational and training experience in the recovery, analysis, comparison and delivery of forensic evidence both the UK and Internationally.


What does Forensic Awareness training cover?

You will learn about the various roles of everyone involved in the forensic examination of a crime scene, and the individuals who are required to analyse the evidence recovered for the benefit of the judicial system. Areas to be covered are –

Basic Forensic Principles

How forensic evidence is deposited or transferred

How contamination can occur and methods adopted to minimise contamination

Explanation of the requirements for the continuity, integrity and security of forensic evidence

Scene attendance

Forensics in the Investigative process, together with the role of a first responding officer/CSI

How a crime scene can be forensically preserved?

Initial CSI approach to a crime scene

Identification of forensic evidence at a simulated crime scene

Evidence Types

The recognition of different forensic evidence types

Understand the potential transfer process of evidence

Interpretation of Evidence

How forensic evidence types can be used within the course of an investigation

The evidential value of a range of forensic evidence types

Factors affecting the persistence of forensic evidence types

Recovery and Packaging

The correct recovery and packaging techniques for a variety of evidence types

Forensic evidence taken directly from victims, witnesses and suspects

What is meant by body fluids and DNA


How visible and latent impressions are formed and deposited

How are fingerprints recovered

Chemical enhancement and development techniques


How footwear impressions are formed, recovered and analysed.

Other Evidence Types and Intelligence

What other evidence types can be found at a crime scene and their potential value

Who should attend Crime Scene Awareness training?

The training will provide crime scene awareness for any personnel who may encounter forensic evidence as part of their duties or may be the initial attending officers at a crime scene. The course will also benefit any learners wishing to apply forensic evidence recovery skills in their workplace.

  • Police, military or public sector investigator
  • Police analyst
  • Investigator
  • Social worker
  • Child care practitioner
  • Court personnel

If you require any further information regarding Forensic Awareness Training or how this course can be tailored to your organisations specific needs please contact Sancus and our lead trainer will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Forensic Awareness Training – Contact Sancus