Course Introduction

FCC 7 : Crime Scene Investigation

  • Course Outline
  • Curriculum
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  • Case Studies
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Course Start Date        : 2nd July 2025

Last Date to Register : 25th June 2025

Crime scene investigation involves a complete analysis of the crime scene that involves several steps beyond identifying, collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence. The online Crime Scene Investigation Foundation Certificate Course by Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science is specifically crafted for all aspiring crime scene investigators to start their thrilling journey of discovery and truth. If you want to learn about the secrets hidden within crime scenes and want to learn the exact process to solve mysteries, then this course is for you.

The lectures for this one-month intensive online course will be delivered by eminent forensic experts with several years of practical experience. Apart from fundamentals, you will also get to know about the advanced forensic techniques used by real-life investigators for evidence collection, preservation, and analysis of crucial evidence found at the crime scene, homicide investigation, mental health assessment, custodial death investigations, hanging cases, rad accidents reconstruction, fire investigations, structural failure analysis, eye witness testimony, surveillance footage analysis, and legal considerations and challenges.

So, if you are looking forward to pursuing a career in forensic science or simply want to explore this multidisciplinary field, this course will equip you with the much needed investigative skills and knowledge. Don't miss this unique opportunity to be mentored by renowned experts and take your crime scene examination skills to the next level.

Become Proficient to Answer:

- What is the primary purpose of the first responder at a crime scene, and what are their responsibilities in terms of initial assessment, documentation, safety, and ethical considerations?

- How can the lack of proper training impact crime scene investigations, and what are the potential consequences?

- How does the investigation of an accidental crime scene differ from other types of crime scenes, and what specific challenges may arise in such cases?

- What steps are involved in suicide investigations, including scene assessment, mental health assessment, and the examination of suicide notes or messages?

- What are the critical aspects of investigating hanging cases, including scene assessment, ligature examination, and psychological and circumstantial analysis?

- What is the significance of custodial death investigations, and what are the challenges encountered during these investigations?

- What are the basic elements of road accident forensics, including accident reconstruction, vehicle examination, human behavior analysis, and other factors?

- How do eyewitness testimonies, surveillance footage, forensic analysis, and the reporting of incidents contribute to criminal investigations?

- What is forensic engineering, and how does it relate to fire investigations, structural failures, and accident reconstruction?

- What legal challenges can arise in the courtroom and role cross-examination play to advocate for a client's position?

- How does firearm analysis work, including firearm and ammunition identification, GSR and bullet trajectory analysis, and tool mark analysis?

- What are the different types of bloodstain patterns, the techniques used in their analysis, and the limitations and challenges involved?

- What are the key steps in the initial assessment and documentation of a crime scene?

Learning Outcomes:

Proficiency in Evidence Collection: You will gain skills and knowledge to properly identify, collect, document, and preserve physical evidence from crime scenes, ensuring its integrity for forensic analysis.

Crime Scene Processing: You will gain skills to effectively process crime scenes, like securing the area, creating sketches and diagrams, and establishing a chain of custody.

Understanding of Tools and Techniques: You will be well versed in various forensic techniques used to analyze physical evidence found at the crime scene.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills: You will develop strong critical thinking skills, enabling you to view the situation from different perspectives, reconstruct crime scenes, identify potential suspects, and contribute to the investigative process.

Ethical and Legal Awareness: You will gain knowledge about the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with crime scene investigation and how to carry out investigations using legal procedures.

Course Details:


National: 1770 INR (1500 INR + 18% GST)

International: 50 USD 


1 Month


12th Passed

Session Timing

From 6 to 7 PM IST  | Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Payment Details:

International Student : PayPal:

Account Details for National Student

Bank Name  - ICICI BANK
Acc. Name    - SIFS INDIA PVT. LTD.
Account No. - 663505500086
Type         - Current
IFSC Code    -   ICIC0000160
Address         - ICICI Bank, H-4, Model Town -III, New Delhi - 110009

  • Curriculum


    This module will serve as the foundation for your course. You will gain the skills first responders must possess and how to assess, secure, document, and process crime scenes effectively, taking into account all crime scene safety measures. You will get a complete overview of essential topics like the dos and don'ts of evidence handling, evidence documentation, the roles and responsibilities of investigators, and the need to maintain the chain of custody within a legal framework.


    This module covers the significance of effective crime scene management. You will learn how a lack of proper training among law enforcement professionals can result in evidence mishandling and contamination of crime scenes. Delayed response and processing can lead to vital evidence damage, and limited technology usage hampers efficient data collection. Also, external factors, like media influence and public pressure, can make investigations complicated. Lean to address these challenges to maintain the integrity and reliability of forensic evidence.


    This module will cover the intricacies of accidental crime scene investigation and explore the techniques to distinguish between intentional and unintentional accidental activities, along with the steps you need to follow while investigating and documenting such incidents. These situations involve unintended harm or damage, thereby making it difficult to distinguish between genuine accidents and criminal acts. Learn to gather evidence by applying forensic science principles and following legal and ethical considerations in cases of suspicious incidents.


    In this module, you will learn to uncover evidence, motives, suspects, and stages involved in probing violent deaths. You will learn to distinguish between suicides and homicides using forensic techniques. Real-life case studies will help you understand the steps involved in processing a crime scene, like interviewing witnesses, identifying suspects, autopsy and medical examination, mental health assessment of the deceased and suspects, methods to analyze and examine suicide notes found, and the legal and ethical dimensions of these cases.


    This module will highlight the science involved in hanging cases, including how to secure and analyze crime scenes, scene reconstruction, the need for proper documentation, ligature, and medical examination, along with an in-depth analysis of the psychological condition and background check of the deceased and suspects. You will also learn how to consider alternate scenarios, even when a situation appears straightforward. Develop skills to ensure unbiased investigation through real-life case studies.


    This module covers the complexities, challenges involved, and measures to uncover the truth in custodial death investigations. Learn to collect and analyze evidence, interview witnesses and suspects, record statements for legal purposes, overcome challenges in investigative procedures, and identify probable misconduct, ensuring transparency during investigations. You will also acquire the critical thinking skills necessary for legal professionals involved in protecting human rights through impartial examinations by studying factual case studies.


    Learn road accident forensic investigation techniques to analyze accident scenes, master evidence collection and preservation, identify vehicles involved, reconstruct accident scenes accurately, identify challenges involved, and apply legal procedures and relevant ethical considerations for general and specific hit-and-run cases where perpetrators flee the scene. You will gain the expertise to analyze human behavior and other factors responsible for accidents needed to identify and catch suspects, ensuring justice for victims and accountability for offenders.


    This module covers the critical aspects of incident overview and practices crucial for law enforcement agencies within forensic investigations. You will learn the significance of gathering information from multiple sources, such as eyewitness testimonies and surveillance footage, to reconstruct the sequence of events accurately. Proper forensic analysis of vehicles plays a vital role in extracting key information for solving crimes involving automobiles. Learn about the importance of proper reporting, thorough crime scene processing, and ensuring that evidence is preserved, documented, and analyzed meticulously.


    Explore forensic engineering's role in crime scene investigations, analyzing structures and materials to reconstruct incidents, along with the challenges involved in these cases. You will learn the principles, forensic tools, and techniques involved in analyzing and reconstructing crime scenes from an engineering perspective. It involves areas such as accident reconstruction, structural failure analysis, building collapse, fire investigations, and analyzing the evidence for causes and potential negligence. The module also highlights the current trends and advancements that remove pitfalls in current investigation methods and speed up the entire process.


    In this module, you will learn the skills necessary for legal professionals to master the art of effective questioning in courtrooms. You will gain insights about the legal challenges forensic experts face in courtrooms, what methods you can implement to overcome those challenges, how to extract vital information from witnesses, and techniques to effectively advocate for your client’s position. Learn to tactfully handle complex legal proceedings and excel in the field of litigation and dispute resolution.


    This module will cover the field of forensic ballistics and firearm-related crime scene investigation techniques. You will gain knowledge to interpret evidence found at the crime scene, like bullet trajectories, gunshot residue, firearm markings, ammunition identification, tool marks, and other crucial elements needed to solve such crimes. You will gain knowledge about the challenges involved, limitations, and legal considerations. Gain proficiency in documenting and preserving firearm-related evidence and acquire a deeper understanding of the role firearm analysis plays in solving crimes and ensuring justice.


    In this module, you will learn the science of bloodstain pattern analysis to detangle crime scene mysteries. Gain the expertise to interpret different types of bloodstain patterns based on their size, shape, and distribution and reconstruct events with precision and accuracy, along with factors affecting their quality. You will develop skills to overcome challenges and limitations during evidence collection to deduce critical information about the nature and sequence of events, assisting in the investigation process. Know about emerging technologies and on-going research to enhance your learning and contribute to solving complex cases.


    In this module, you will explore real-life case studies related to firearms, suicide, homicide, accidental-related incidents, and various crime scene analysis cases. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to these incidents, the importance of initial assessment and documentation of the crime scene, the forensic analysis of the evidence collected, and the critical thinking skills needed to handle diverse situations during the investigation. You will learn essential skills to manage high-stress situations effectively.

  • What steps should I follow to enroll for this foundation certificate course?

    To enroll, click on the “Register for Course” option available on the right side of the screen, followed by the provided instructions and payment procedure.

  • Who is eligible to enroll in this foundation certificate course?

    12th (of any stream) pass or any graduate student can enroll in the foundation certificate course.

  • How will I receive confirmation once I have completed the payment procedure?

    Admission Confirmation email will be sent to your registered email ID once the payment is verified.

  • Are there any prerequisites for this foundation certificate course?

    In case of any prerequisites provided by the resource person, we will provide the students with prior information on their WhatsApp group.

  • Are there any live lectures provided in this foundation certificate course?

    Yes, live lectures will be conducted through Zoom.

  • How will I receive the session joining link?

    Enrolled students will receive the session joining link via WhatsApp group.

  • What will be the duration of the lecture?

    The duration of each lecture will be 1 hour and 15 minutes of discussion.

  • Will I get the recorded lectures?

    Yes, recorded lectures will be provided through your portal.

  • Can the study materials be accessed at any time?

    All the course material will be available on the portal. Hence, you can access it 24/7 and study at your own pace.

  • What are the benefits of completing this foundation certificate course?

    Completing the Online Foundation Certificate Course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions. It can also serve as a strong foundation for further education or career advancement in forensic science.

  • Is there a certificate awarded upon completion of the foundation certificate course?

    Yes, upon successful completion of the foundation certificate course, you will receive an eCertificate, which can be a valuable addition to your resume and may enhance your career prospects in the field.

  • Where to contact in case of any queries?

    Write to us at, call: +91-1147074263, or WhatsApp: +91-7303913002.  

  • Is a refund available after payment and registration?

    Kindly go through the syllabus and curriculum of the course carefully. No refund is possible once the payment is made.

Fawn Marie Cox Case Study

16-year-old teenager Fawn Marie Cox was sexually assaulted and strangled to death on July 21, 1989, when someone entered her bedroom by breaking the window. All other family members were sleeping unaware of the violence happening.

Donald Cox, Jr., Fawn’s cousin, was the primary suspect in this case. Crime scene investigators collected bodily fluids from the potential suspect and blood samples found at the crime scene. Fawn's family demanded DNA testing. However, due to a lack of monetary resources with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, the case could not be solved. The family made all efforts to raise funds for the test. In 2019, the FBI stepped in and funded the case.

Medical examiners worked closely with the FBI. DNA profiling of the existing sample and the blood and semen evidence found at the crime scene was carried out, and both matched. It was confirmed that it belonged to Fawn Cox’s cousin. In November 2020, the family was informed about the findings and was relieved that their suspicions had turned out to be true. However, the culprit, Donald Cox, died in 2006 due to over consumption of drugs.

It was the first murder case solved using the genetic genealogy method by the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

Note: This is only a glimpse of one of a few case studies that we might cover. All case studies are subject to change as per current trends and developments, except a few famous ones from the past.

Jennifer George


The CSI Foundation Course at SIFS India is a game-changer! Real-life scenarios, expert guidance, and a fantastic learning experience.



I learned a lot by enrolling in SIFS India's online CSI course. It is comprehensive, and the support team is outstanding. A must for aspiring investigators.

Shashwat Agyeea Dabburi


SIFS India's Crime Scene Investigation course is outstanding! Interactive sessions with engaging content and responsive faculty.

Sumit Mandal


The CSI Foundation Course by SIFS India is simply exceptional. Detailed modules, great networking opportunities, and career-enhancing knowledge Truly worth it!

Athira Biju


SIFS India's CSI course exceeded my expectations! In-depth learning, interactive sessions, and exceptional instructors Truly remarkable and highly recommended.



Dr. Ashish Badiye

Dr. Ashish Badiye

HOD and Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Dr. Mukesh Sharma

Dr. Mukesh Sharma

Assistant Director
Dr. Vinny Sharma

Dr. Vinny Sharma

Assistant Professor
Dr. Vinod Dhingra

Dr. Vinod Dhingra

Senior Scientific Officer RFSL, Gwalior
Mr. Phaneendar B N

Mr. Phaneendar B N

CEO, Clue4 Evidence

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