Types and Classifications of Forensic Evidence--Including Practical Case Studies

Learn the Different Types of Evidence and Evidence Classifications Commonly Associated in Forensic Science--And Become a Better Investigator

What is Forensic Evidence?

Evidence can be anything, large or small, seen or unseen, that is generally associated with a scene.

As a forensic student, you need to know the types of evidence and what classifications associated with forensic evidence, otherwise you may miss collecting vital evidence to the case.

Evidence can and does differ from scene to scene. However, the types and classification of evidence remains the same.

But with so many different types of scenes and pieces of evidence, how can you figure out how to classify a piece of evidence and how can a piece of evidence be linked to a suspect or victim?

This text based course provides a clear explanation of some commonly found pieces of evidence and how evidence can be typed and classified.

This course answers why:

evidence types are reviewed

evidence classifications are needed

the value of evidence is important in any investigation

eyewitness accounts have limitations

a forensic professional has a main goal when collecting/analyzing evidence

After completing this course, you will be able to:

explain the difference between indirect and direct evidence which increases your confidence when testifying in court

know the classification types of evidence which is important when collecting evidence at any crime scene

define physical evidence and provide common examples of evidence found at scenes

know the difference between individual evidence and class evidence which further increases your value as part of the forensic investigative team

This is a complete introductory course and includes video, ebooks (bonus), related articles, and evidence related case studies.

This course is intended for students who are studying forensic science, legal studies, police science, criminal justice, and forensic related professionals such as private investigators, who need a basic foundation of forensic evidence and review the importance of the forensic classification and types.

The benefits of completing this course include:

increased awareness of specific forensic evidence when being collected

having a clear understanding as to WHY evidence must be typed and classified

course provides professional proof and and be placed on your resume and LinkedIn profile

material presented can be used as a resource and supplement to other courses taken

certificate of completion (when requested) can be used to build professional portfolio

30 day money back guarantee

Your Instructor

Terri Armenta/Forensic Training
Terri Armenta/Forensic Training

Terri has been teaching forensic science and criminal justice courses for over 15 years. Her education and experience includes business management, science, law enforcement, and forensics. She has a MS in Forensic Science (emphasis in Investigations) and loves to teach and educate others in forensic science and criminal justice topics and techniques. She is the founder of Forensic Training Unlimited LLC (FTU), which is located in Southern California. FTU offers hands-on training, workshops, seminars, and online training courses.

She has several POST certificates, has trained with Los Angeles County Coroner, Orange County (CA) Sheriff's Department, and holds professional memberships in Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers, International Association for Identification, Latino Peace Officers Association, and the California State Division of the International Association of Identification.

She has presented at the International Association for Identification, served as a guest lecturer in forensic and criminal justice topics, as an Adjunct Instructor at several colleges and universities.

Terri, who holds teaching credentials, is passionate about bringing students closer to their forensic career goals.

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The course was informative and provides me with a starting insight into which direction I would like to travel in the field of forensics down the road. Thank you for providing courses like this! Will be signing up for more after the 1st of the year.

- Michelle Hartman-Unruh

Course Curriculum

  Purpose and Types of Evidence
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  Classification of Evidence
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  Bonus Lecture: Video
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I take this course?
The course provides a general overview of the types of forensic evidence and the different classifications of evidence. This information is a MUST HAVE if you plan to have a career as a crime scene or other forensic professional.
I finished the course. What other course would you recommend taking after this one?
All of our courses are great companion courses. We offer a bundle course package that includes this course, plus two other courses--Blood Evidence and Forensic Entomology. Check it out.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I'm not happy with the course?
If you are unhappy with the course--for any reason--let me know! I want to make sure all of your questions are answered. The course offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee--no questions asked.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own--so you can learn anytime and anywhere.

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