Nottingham, United Kingdom

Crime Investigations

when 15 June 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1200

This course will introduce you to crime investigation techniques such as statement taking for victim and witnesses, evidence gathering at crime scenes and the subsequent management of evidence. You will also be introduced to investigative interviewing techniques for suspects utilising police models.

During the course you will:
• Examine fundamental principles, legislation and powers related to conducting investigations and interviews
• Explain the appropriate processes for gathering and managing evidence / information that may be pertinent to an investigation
• Define the types of evidence that may be obtained during an investigation
• Provide students with an introduction to the two broad strands of evidence collection – securing physical evidence from scenes and securing evidence from people via interviews
• Facilitate an understanding of crime-scene related issues that may be encountered.

Course leader

Phil Rudkin, Principal Lecturer, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Target group

This course is ideal for students from all academic disciplines that have an interest in crime and crime investigation and meet our English language requirements.

Course aim

After studying on this course, you should be able to:

• Review the responsibilities of crime scene personnel and outline the steps required to protect a crime scene
• Chart and appraise the impact of key developments in police interview techniques on contemporary practices
• Assess legal and organisational requirements in relation to the interviewing of suspects, witnesses and victims and appraise the need for evidence-based policing within an investigation context
• Identify the correct recovery techniques for a range of trace evidence types
• Manage information relating to crime investigation
• Perform interviews in line with legal process and police policy.

You will look at mock case studies, and take part in interview workshops and reflective sessions.

Credits info

10 EC
10 UK Credit / 5 ECTS. You will received a certificate and an official NTU transcript of results with your credits recorded.

Fee info

GBP 1200: Apply and pay your tuition fee by 30 April 2024 and receive our Early-Bird discount of £100. This fee is for tuition, social programme, course materials and GSS merchandise.
GBP 440: Accommodation in our on-campus student halls. All rooms are single with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living spaces. Halls are self-catered and kitchen and bedding packs will be provided. Our accommodation is right in the heart of the city and so there are lots of food shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and takeaways just a short walk away.


£100 Early-bird discount if tuition fee payment is received by 30 April 2024. A further discount is offered to groups of 10+ students travelling from the same University.